New Mexico contains six schools that offer fine arts programs. Santa Fe University of Art and Design, the highest-ranking fine arts school in NM, has a total student population of 221 and is the 525th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 fine arts schools in New Mexico, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Center Design College-Albuquerque comes out as the most expensive ($34,902/yr), with New Mexico State University-Alamogordo as the lowest recorded at only $6,498/yr.
Fine Arts students from New Mexico 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 New Mexico alone, there are 90 employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $18,670. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $54,600/yr and there are 100 employed.
Also, within the fine arts schools in New Mexico, the average student population is 2,774 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from fine arts, there are 1598 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,262 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,963, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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