North Carolina contains eighteen schools that offer fine arts programs. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, the highest-ranking fine arts school in NC, has a total student population of 33,819 and is the 70th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 18 fine arts schools in North Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Wake Forest University comes out as the most expensive ($28,737/yr), with Elizabeth City State University as the lowest recorded at only $3,335/yr.
Fine Arts students from North Carolina 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. In fact, in the North Carolina alone, there are 140 employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $26,810. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $40,600/yr and there are 170 employed.
Also, within the fine arts schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from fine arts, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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