Arlington, TX (population: 385,024) has three fine arts schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Texas at Dallas, the highest ranked school in this group with a fine arts program, has a total student population of 15,783. It is the 153rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 4th highest in the state of Texas (#1 is Rice University). To learn more about fine arts programs in Arlington, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fine arts professors at The University of Texas at Dallas such as Paul Booker, Alison Hahn, M Hanlon, Scott Hilton, Twan Ho, and Greg Metz.
Fine Arts students from Arlington 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.
Arlington lies in Tarrant county, which is one of the 154 counties in Texas. Overall, the Fort Worth-Arlington Metropolitan area has 856,430 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.1% unemployment rate, $19.78/hr average worker wage, and a $41,140 average annual salary.
Of the 3 fine arts schools with a 100-mile radius of Arlington, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Methodist University comes out as the most expensive ($28,682/yr) for fine arts students, with The University of Texas at Dallas as the lowest, reported at only $12,297/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Arlington|
|Grand Prairie||TX||167,767||3||23.6315||22||6.4 miles|
|Forth Worth||TX||-||3||11.7915||4||11.4 miles|
|North Richland Hills||TX||67,133||1||26.4697||12||12.9 miles|
|Fort Worth||TX||751,149||10||30.6263||324||12.9 miles|
|Flower Mound||TX||72,721||0||-||0||23.6 miles|