West Virginia contains six schools that offer illustration programs. West Virginia Wesleyan College, the highest-ranking illustration school in WV, has a total student population of 1,416 and is the 469th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 illustration schools in West Virginia, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, West Virginia Wesleyan College comes out as the most expensive ($16,138/yr), with Putnam Career and Technical Center as the lowest recorded at only $2,184/yr.
Illustration students from West 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.
Also, within the illustration schools in West Virginia, the average student population is 1,951 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Aside from illustration, there are 1870 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 1,415 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,827, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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