Atlanta, GA (population: 571,861) has eight graphic design schools within its city limits. The Art Institute of Atlanta, the highest ranked school in the city with a graphic design program, has a total student population of 3,871. It is the 3922nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 85th highest in the state of Georgia (#1 is Emory University). To learn more about graphic design programs in Atlanta, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of graphic design professors at The Art Institute of Atlanta such as Lorraine brennan, S. Crystal, Erin Freeman, Aniquay Howell, Beth Lilly, and Robert Miller.
Graphic Design students from Atlanta schools who go on to become graphic designers, animation designers, fashion designers, web designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 200,870 people working as graphic designers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $47,820.
Atlanta lies in Fulton county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary.
Of the 8 graphic design schools in Atlanta, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Bauder College comes out as the most expensive ($48,186/yr) for graphic design students, with Westwood College-Atlanta Midtown as the lowest, reported at only $20,917/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Atlanta|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||6.9 miles|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||8.6 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||56.4 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||83.8 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||87.3 miles|
|Fort Valley||GA||-||1||21.9471||51||89.0 miles|
|Warner Robins||GA||64,183||3||21.3509||61||91.8 miles|
|Phenix City||AL||-||1||9.50663||23||95.3 miles|