California contains 97 schools that offer illustration programs. Chapman University, the highest-ranking illustration school in CA, has a total student population of 6,398 and is the 139th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 97 illustration schools in California, only 25 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Brooks Institute comes out as the most expensive ($51,223/yr), with De Anza College as the lowest recorded at only $3,899/yr.
Illustration students from California 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. In fact, in the California alone, there are 1,070 employed artists and related workers earning an average yearly salary of $53,860. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $68,900/yr and there are 1,480 employed.
Also, within the illustration schools in California, the average student population is 4,206 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from illustration, there are 18354 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,230 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $1,817, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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