New Port Richey, 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 New Port Richey 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.
New Port Richey lies in Pasco county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area has 1,131,330 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $40,590 average annual salary.
Of the 6 illustration schools with a 100-mile radius of New Port Richey, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Ringling College of Art and Design comes out as the most expensive ($33,946/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 New Port Richey|
|Pinellas Park||FL||46,971||2||19.8178||18||26.6 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||28.8 miles|
|Saint Petersburg||FL||243,829||7||28.1391||139||33.8 miles|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||87.5 miles|
|North Port||FL||58,777||0||-||0||88.7 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||92.3 miles|
|Port Charlotte||FL||49,392||1||23.17||24||94.4 miles|