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Schools Offering Art Programs in Arizona


Approximately 2.0% of graduates in of Arizona receive art degrees every year. That means an estimated 4,477 artists graduate from Arizona's 30 art schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona that has a art program is Northern Arizona University. Northern Arizona University, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Flagstaff. 89 students graduated with a degree in art from Northern Arizona University in 2010. Northern Arizona University charged in-state students $7,672 in tuition fees per year.

Prescott College, which was ranked 45th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Arizona that has a art program. It is located in Prescott. In 2010, Prescott College graduated 7 students from its art program. Tuition at Prescott College was $26,235 per year.

The third-ranked school in Arizona that has a art program is Arizona State University. Arizona State University, which was ranked 57th in the country in 2010, is located in Tempe. In 2010, 324 students graduated from Arizona State University art program. Arizona State University charged in-state students $8,132 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Arizona art school, average tuition will be $5,784 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $805 per year to $27,125 per year. In 2010, the art schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Arizona were:

  1. The Art Center Design College-Tucson - located in Tucson, students are charged $27,125 per year
  2. Prescott College - located in Prescott, students are charged $26,235 per year
  3. Collins College - located in Phoenix, students are charged $23,550 per year

The art schools in Arizona that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Dine College - located in Tsaile, students are charged $805 per year
  2. Pima Community College - located in Tucson, students are charged $1,412 per year
  3. Northland Pioneer College - located in Holbrook, students are charged $1,414 per year

An art degree from an Arizona school... what next?

A large number of Arizona art graduates become artists. If you decide to work as an artist in Arizona, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 200 Arizona artists as of 2010. In Arizona, the largest numbers of artists work in the following counties:

  1. Maricopa County - 120 artists
  2. Pima County - 40 artists
  3. Yavapai County

Salary

An artist in Arizona makes an average of $45,100 per year. However, this number is only an average. artists in Arizona had varying salaries from $22,560 to $74,710 per year in 2010. The following counties in Arizona have the highest average salaries for artists:

  1. Maricopa County - $45,710 per year
  2. Pima County - $44,950 per year
  3. Yavapai County - $43,290 per year

The following counties in Arizona have the lowest average salaries for artists:

  1. Yavapai County - $43,290 per year
  2. Pima County - $44,950 per year
  3. Maricopa County - $45,710 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in art in Arizona and to compare salaries with various related fields such as animation or art, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Art in Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Art in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Art in Arizona
  • Doctoral Degree in Art in Arizona
  • Certificate in Art in Arizona

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 200 $45,100 53.8%
2
Multimedia Artists and Animators 190 $56,690 -34.5%
3
Craft Artists 100 $30,280
4
Artists and Related Workers, All Other 50 $83,020
 

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