Magnolia, AR has three illustration schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Louisiana Tech University, the highest ranked school in this group with an illustration program, has a total student population of 11,264. It is the 2023rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 26th highest in the state of Louisiana (#1 is Tulane University of Louisiana).
Illustration students from Magnolia 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.
Magnolia lies in Columbia county, which is one of the 57 counties in Arkansas. Overall, the South Arkansas nonmetropolitan area has 128,740 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.7% unemployment rate, $15.12/hr average worker wage, and a $31,460 average annual salary.
Of the 3 illustration schools with a 100-mile radius of Magnolia, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ouachita Baptist University comes out as the most expensive ($15,466/yr) for illustration students, with Louisiana Tech University as the lowest, reported at only $8,988/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Magnolia|
|Bossier City||LA||63,292||2||15.0075||49||57.2 miles|
|Hot Springs||AR||-||2||23.3818||62||86.2 miles|