Longwood, FL has six illustration schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. The University of Tampa, the highest ranked school in this group with an illustration program, has a total student population of 6,291. It is the 389th highest ranked school in the USA and the 11th highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami).
Illustration students from Longwood 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.
Longwood lies in Seminole county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Orlando-Kissimmee area has 989,160 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $18/hr average worker wage, and a $38,430 average annual salary.
Of the 6 illustration schools with a 100-mile radius of Longwood, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Full Sail University comes out as the most expensive ($31,663/yr) for illustration students, with University of Florida as the lowest, reported at only $10,101/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Longwood|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||4.1 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||7.1 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||37.9 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||37.9 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||60.5 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||61.4 miles|
|Saint Augustine||FL||-||2||46.0117||74||82.4 miles|
|New Port Richey||FL||-||2||22.9424||46||89.8 miles|