North Carolina contains fifteen schools that offer illustration programs. North Carolina State University at Raleigh, the highest-ranking illustration school in NC, has a total student population of 33,819 and is the 70th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 15 illustration schools in North Carolina, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Charlotte comes out as the most expensive ($31,116/yr), with Forsyth Technical Community College as the lowest recorded at only $1,178/yr.
Illustration students from North Carolina 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 North Carolina alone, there are 110 employed artists and related workers earning an average yearly salary of $52,830. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $40,600/yr and there are 170 employed.
Also, within the illustration schools in North Carolina, the average student population is 3,455 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from illustration, there are 6640 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,218 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $2,155, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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