Milwaukee, WI (population: 606,508) has three fine arts schools within its city limits. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the highest ranked school in the city with a fine arts program, has a total student population of 30,418. It is the 1867th highest ranked school in the USA and the 28th highest in the state of Wisconsin (#1 is University of Wisconsin-Madison). To learn more about fine arts programs in Milwaukee, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of fine arts professors at University of Wisconsin such as Fletcher Andy, Amy Brinkman-Sustache, Ferne Bronson, Allen Caucutt, Kyoung Ae Cho, and Allison Cooke.
Fine Arts students from Milwaukee 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.
Milwaukee lies in Milwaukee county, which is one of the 34 counties in Wisconsin. Overall, the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis area has 817,060 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $21.19/hr average worker wage, and a $44,080 average annual salary.
Of the 3 fine arts schools in Milwaukee, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design comes out as the most expensive ($24,016/yr) for fine arts students, with University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as the lowest, reported at only $10,693/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Milwaukee|
|West Allis||WI||59,345||1||16.5935||7||4.6 miles|
|Fond du Lac||WI||42,100||2||22.0044||202||54.7 miles|
|Crystal Lake||IL||42,672||3||24.3677||64||60.3 miles|
|Arlington Heights||IL||73,268||1||24.4091||3||67.1 miles|
|West Dundee||IL||-||1||23.2604||5||68.4 miles|
|Mount Prospect||IL||52,994||2||36.9644||21||68.5 miles|
|Hoffman Estates||IL||54,568||1||19.0736||10||69.7 miles|
|Des Plaines||IL||57,512||1||11.0092||69||71.3 miles|
|Hanover Park||IL||-||1||22.3828||2||73.9 miles|