Charleston, SC (population: 115,017) has one multimedia school within its city limits. The Art Institute of Charleston has a total student population of 686. It is the 5262nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 63rd highest in the state of South Carolina (#1 is Clemson University).
Multimedia students from Charleston schools who go on to become multimedia designers, audio engineers, graphic designers, video engineers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 28,800 people working as multimedia artists and animators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,810. Also, Graphic designers make on average $47,820 per year and there are about 200,870 of them employed in the US today.
Charleston lies in Charleston county, which is one of the 27 counties in South Carolina. Overall, the Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville area has 280,880 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.8% unemployment rate, $18.57/hr average worker wage, and a $38,630 average annual salary.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Charleston ends up costing a student $45,006/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Charleston|
|Mount Pleasant||SC||67,849||4||14.9584||103||7.8 miles|
|North Charleston||SC||99,930||3||24.6487||24||8.8 miles|
|Myrtle Beach||SC||-||3||18.832||7||89.1 miles|