Winchester, VA has twelve illustration schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Johns Hopkins University, the highest ranked school in this group with an illustration program, has a total student population of 20,383. It is the 19th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of Maryland.
Illustration students from Winchester 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.
Winchester lies in Winchester county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Winchester-WV area has 52,090 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 5.0% unemployment rate, $18.82/hr average worker wage, and a $39,150 average annual salary.
Of the 12 illustration schools with a 100-mile radius of Winchester, only 3 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) for illustration students, with University of the District of Columbia as the lowest, reported at only $7,881/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Winchester|
|Bel Air||MD||-||2||17.834||59||45.7 miles|
|Montgomery Village||MD||43,313||0||-||0||52.2 miles|
|North Bethesda||MD||48,357||0||-||0||56.9 miles|
|Falls Church||VA||-||1||13.4471||18||57.3 miles|
|Aspen Hill||MD||53,748||0||-||0||58.5 miles|
|Takoma Park||MD||-||1||13.9013||66||63.7 miles|
|Capitol Heights||MD||-||1||32.1418||6||70.2 miles|
|Ellicott City||MD||73,232||0||-||0||71.7 miles|