Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has one fine arts school within a 100-mile radius of its city center. International Academy of Design and Technology has a total student population of 512. It is the 6009th highest ranked school in the USA and the 31st highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences).
Fine Arts students from Las Vegas 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.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, International Academy of Design and Technology ends up costing a student $23,726/yr.