Arkansas contains six schools that offer illustration programs. Harding University, the highest-ranking illustration school in AR, has a total student population of 6,484 and is the 224th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 illustration schools in Arkansas, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, John Brown University comes out as the most expensive ($18,464/yr), with University of Arkansas-Fort Smith as the lowest recorded at only $7,984/yr.
Illustration students from Arkansas schools who go on to become illustration artists, animation artists, artists, graphic artists, 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, Artists and related workers make on average $57,470 per year and there are about 8,100 of them employed in the US today.
Also, within the illustration schools in Arkansas, the average student population is 2,096 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from illustration, there are 2695 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,969 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,307, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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