Washington contains six schools that offer illustration programs. University of Washington-Seattle Campus, the highest-ranking illustration school in WA, has a total student population of 45,943 and is the 26th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 illustration schools in Washington, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Seattle comes out as the most expensive ($28,174/yr), with University of Washington-Seattle Campus as the lowest recorded at only $8,906/yr.
Illustration students from Washington 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 Washington alone, there are 150 employed artists and related workers earning an average yearly salary of $47,700. Fine artists, including painters, sculptors, and illustrators in this state earn $50,720/yr and there are 200 employed.
Also, within the illustration schools in Washington, the average student population is 3,354 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 17 to 1. Aside from illustration, there are 3883 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,017 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,803, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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