New York contains fourteen schools that offer illustration programs. Columbia University in the City of New York, the highest-ranking illustration school in NY, has a total student population of 24,230 and is the 4th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 14 illustration schools in New York, only 7 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The New School comes out as the most expensive ($39,004/yr), with CUNY Lehman College as the lowest recorded at only $4,335/yr.
Illustration students from New York 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 New York alone, there are 460 employed artists and related workers earning an average yearly salary of $52,440. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $57,180/yr and there are 1,010 employed.
Also, within the illustration schools in New York, the average student population is 2,856 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from illustration, there are 10195 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 3,318 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,933, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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