Photography in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Photography Programs in Minnesota


Each year, approximately 0.1% of Minnesota graduates receive degrees in photography. In other words, every year an estimated 173 photographers graduate from Minnesota's 9 photography schools.

Top Schools

The Art Institutes International Minnesota, which was ranked 74th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a photography program. It is located in Minneapolis. 26 students graduated with a degree in photography from The Art Institutes International Minnesota in 2010. The Art Institutes International Minnesota charged in-state students $17,416 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Minnesota with a photography program is Brown College, which is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, it was ranked 79th nationwide. In 2010, 14 students graduated from Brown College photography program. The tuition rate at Brown College was $15,921 per year.

College of Visual Arts, which is located in Saint Paul, is the third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a photography program. It received a ranking of 80th in the country in 2010. 3 students graduated with degree in photography from College of Visual Arts in 2010. Tuition at College of Visual Arts was $23,988 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Minnesota's photography schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $9,769 per year, though tuition can range from $23,988 per year to $4,630 per year. The Minnesota photography schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. College of Visual Arts - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $23,988 per year
  2. The Art Institutes International Minnesota - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $17,416 per year
  3. Brown College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $15,921 per year

The photography schools in Minnesota that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Hennepin Technical College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,630 per year
  2. Minneapolis Community and Technical College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,974 per year
  3. Rochester Community and Technical College - located in Rochester, students are charged $5,159 per year

A photography degree from a Minnesota school... what next?

The highest percentage of photography graduates in Minnesota pursue careers as a photographer. Minnesota had 1,340 photographers in 2010. The largest populations of Minnesota photographers are working in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 1,010 photographers
  2. Carlton County - 50 photographers
  3. Becker County - 40 photographers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of photographers is expected to grow by 8% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,850 photographers working in the Minnesota then.

Salary

A photographer in Minnesota earns $42,890 per year on average. But, salaries for photographers can vary. In 2010, photographers made as little as less than $16,110 per year or as much as more than $82,450 per year in Minnesota. The counties in Minnesota with the highest average salary for a photographer are:

  1. Carlton County - $45,850 per year
  2. Anoka County - $45,820 per year
  3. Dodge County - $42,740 per year

The Minnesota counties with the lowest average salary for photographers are:

  1. Becker County - $26,590 per year
  2. Brown County - $31,970 per year
  3. Dodge County - $42,740 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Minnesota statistics regarding a career in photography and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as photography or design.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Photography in Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Photography in Minnesota
  • Certificate in Photography in Minnesota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,386 miles from location Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis MN 9.36602 n/a 10,618
6,391 miles from location Hennepin Technical College Minneapolis MN 14.4772 n/a 6,395
6,345 miles from location Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester MN 13.4103 n/a 6,269
6,472 miles from location Ridgewater College Willmar MN 19.0395 n/a 4,318
6,426 miles from location Central Lakes College-Brainerd Brainerd MN 17.6636 n/a 4,206
6,376 miles from location Dakota County Technical College Rosemount MN 15.9092 n/a 3,564
6,385 miles from location The Art Institutes International Minnesota Minneapolis MN 25.5297 100% 2,008
6,380 miles from location Brown College Saint Paul MN 20.8408 n/a 1,096
6,377 miles from location College of Visual Arts Saint Paul MN 20.0322 59% 186
 

Curious what studying Photography gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Minnesota

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Photographers + 1,340 $42,890 -6.9%
2
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture + 180 $45,410
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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