Virginia contains ten schools that offer illustration programs. Virginia Commonwealth University, the highest-ranking illustration school in VA, has a total student population of 32,172 and is the 222nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 10 illustration schools in Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Washington comes out as the most expensive ($42,518/yr), with Danville Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,074/yr.
Illustration students from Virginia 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 Virginia alone, there are 220 employed artists and related workers earning an average yearly salary of $78,660. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $39,610/yr and there are 430 employed.
Also, within the illustration schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from illustration, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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