Colorado contains thirteen schools that offer illustration programs. University of Denver, the highest-ranking illustration school in CO, has a total student population of 11,644 and is the 148th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 illustration schools in Colorado, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Colorado comes out as the most expensive ($38,252/yr), with Colorado Mountain College as the lowest recorded at only $6,996/yr.
Illustration students from Colorado 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 Colorado alone, there are 340 employed artists and related workers earning an average yearly salary of $39,700. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $49,070/yr and there are 130 employed.
Also, within the illustration schools in Colorado, the average student population is 3,182 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from illustration, there are 2501 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,103 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,337, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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