Pennsylvania contains 27 schools that offer illustration programs. University of Pennsylvania, the highest-ranking illustration school in PA, has a total student population of 24,599 and is the 5th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 27 illustration schools in Pennsylvania, only 9 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Drexel University comes out as the most expensive ($31,832/yr), with Westmoreland County Community College as the lowest recorded at only $2,481/yr.
Illustration students from Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania alone, there are 110 employed artists and related workers earning an average yearly salary of $57,810. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $44,800/yr and there are 250 employed.
Also, within the illustration schools in Pennsylvania, the average student population is 2,077 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from illustration, there are 10679 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,747 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $9,718, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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