Glenville, WV has ten illustration schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Ohio University-Main Campus, the highest ranked school in this group with an illustration program, has a total student population of 22,647. It is the 128th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Illustration students from Glenville 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.
Glenville lies in Gilmer county, which is one of the 16 counties in West Virginia. Overall, the North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area has 138,560 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $15.71/hr average worker wage, and a $32,690 average annual salary.
Of the 10 illustration schools with a 100-mile radius of Glenville, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Rio Grande comes out as the most expensive ($21,986/yr) for illustration students, with Putnam Career and Technical Center as the lowest, reported at only $2,184/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Glenville|
|Saint Clairsville||OH||-||2||11.9339||47||79.2 miles|
|Rio Grande||OH||-||3||18.3873||146||83.1 miles|
|Mount Gay||WV||-||1||9.61491||36||98.7 miles|