Roanoke, VA (population: 93,951) has one fine arts school within its city limits. Hollins University has a total student population of 1,057. It is the 290th highest ranked school in the USA and the 6th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University). To learn more about fine arts programs in Roanoke, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fine arts professors at Hollins University such as Nancy Dahlstrom, Jan Knipe, and Bob Sulkin.
Fine Arts students from Roanoke 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.
Roanoke lies in Roanoke county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Roanoke area has 153,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.9% unemployment rate, $17.71/hr average worker wage, and a $36,840 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Hollins University ends up costing a student $23,105/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Roanoke|
|Winston Salem||NC||-||7||32.3218||230||83.1 miles|
|High Point||NC||105,064||3||31.8326||88||89.9 miles|