Brainerd, MN has three fine arts schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Minnesota-Morris, the highest ranked school in this group with a fine arts program, has a total student population of 1,705. It is the 217th highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Minnesota (#1 is University of Minnesota-Twin Cities). To learn more about fine arts programs in Brainerd, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fine arts professors at University of Minnesota such as Joel Eisinger, Kevin Flicker, and Jess Larson.
Fine Arts students from Brainerd schools who go on to become artists, animation artists, fine artists, sculptors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 8,900 people working as fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $50,630. Also, Craft artists make on average $33,070 per year and there are about 5,380 of them employed in the US today.
Brainerd lies in Crow Wing county, which is one of the 61 counties in Minnesota. Overall, the Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area has 179,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $16.62/hr average worker wage, and a $34,580 average annual salary.
Of the 3 fine arts schools with a 100-mile radius of Brainerd, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, North Hennepin Community College comes out as the most expensive ($13,924/yr) for fine arts students, with Anoka-Ramsey Community College as the lowest, reported at only $11,694/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Brainerd|
|Saint Cloud||MN||67,771||3||25.374||204||55.8 miles|
|Pine City||MN||-||1||14.515||24||69.0 miles|
|Maple Grove||MN||63,633||0||-||0||93.3 miles|
|Brooklyn Park||MN||72,758||3||8.3746||127||95.4 miles|
|Brooklyn Center||MN||-||2||15.2653||32||97.9 miles|