Virginia contains fifteen schools that offer fine arts programs. Washington and Lee University, the highest-ranking fine arts school in VA, has a total student population of 2,153 and is the 47th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 fine arts schools in Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hampden-Sydney College comes out as the most expensive ($26,295/yr), with George Mason University as the lowest recorded at only $10,384/yr.
Fine Arts students from Virginia 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.
Also, within the fine arts schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from fine arts, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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