Maryland contains five schools that offer illustration programs. Johns Hopkins University, the highest-ranking illustration school in MD, has a total student population of 20,383 and is the 19th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 5 illustration schools in Maryland, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Maryland Institute College of Art comes out as the most expensive ($32,712/yr), with Cecil College as the lowest recorded at only $6,258/yr.
Illustration students from Maryland 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 Maryland alone, there are 280 employed artists and related workers earning an average yearly salary of $78,410. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $40,250/yr and there are 80 employed.
Also, within the illustration schools in Maryland, the average student population is 3,835 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from illustration, there are 2792 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,442 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $6,052, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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