Massachusetts contains 20 schools that offer illustration programs. Boston University, the highest-ranking illustration school in MA, has a total student population of 31,960 and is the 32nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 20 illustration schools in Massachusetts, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr), with Massasoit Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,610/yr.
Illustration students from Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts alone, there are 360 employed artists and related workers earning an average yearly salary of $69,940. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $45,250/yr and there are 350 employed.
Also, within the illustration schools in Massachusetts, the average student population is 2,580 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 14 to 1. Aside from illustration, there are 5364 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 4,075 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $5,628, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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