Pennsylvania contains 31 schools that offer fine arts programs. Swarthmore College, the highest-ranking fine arts school in PA, has a total student population of 1,525 and is the 37th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 31 fine arts schools in Pennsylvania, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drexel University comes out as the most expensive ($31,832/yr), with Butler County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,342/yr.
Fine Arts students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 240 employed craft artists earning an average yearly salary of $28,590. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $44,800/yr and there are 250 employed.
Also, within the fine arts schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from fine arts, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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