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Schools Offering Art Programs in New York


Around 1.3% of New York's graduates graduate from art degree programs every year. That means an estimated 7,408 artists graduate from New York's 114 art schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New York with a art program is Columbia University in the City of New York, which is located in New York. In 2010, it was ranked 3rd nationwide. 106 students graduated with a degree in art from Columbia University in the City of New York in 2010. Columbia University in the City of New York charged in-state students $43,304 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in New York that has a art program is New York University. New York University, which was ranked 9th in the country in 2010, is located in New York. In 2010, New York University graduated 258 students from its art program. New York University charged in-state students $40,082 in tuition fees per year.

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, which is located in New York, is the third-ranked school in New York that has a art program. It received a ranking of 16th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 66 students graduated from Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art art program. Tuition at Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art was $36,650 per year.

Cost

Art schools in New York, charge students an average tuition of $17,804 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $43,304 per year, or as little as $3,320 per year. In 2010, the following New York art schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, students are charged $43,304 per year
  2. Vassar College - located in Poughkeepsie, students are charged $43,190 per year
  3. Colgate University - located in Hamilton, students are charged $41,870 per year

The following New York art schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Dutchess Community College - located in Poughkeepsie, students are charged $3,320 per year
  2. CUNY LaGuardia Community College - located in Long Island City, students are charged $3,492 per year
  3. CUNY Kingsborough Community College - located in Brooklyn, students are charged $3,500 per year

An art degree from a New York school... what next?

Most people who graduate from art school in New York go on to work as an artist. If you decide to work as an artist in New York, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,100 New York artists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of New York artists:

  1. Bergen County - 860 artists
  2. Nassau County - 130 artists
  3. Dutchess County - 40 artists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of artists in New York will grow by 6%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,220 artists working in New York.

Salary

On average, artists earn $55,780 per year. In 2010, however, some New York artists earned as little as less than $24,860 per year or as much as more than $113,530 per year. On average an artist earns the most in the following New York counties:

  1. Dutchess County - $60,610 per year
  2. Bergen County - $58,800 per year
  3. Nassau County - $39,500 per year

An artist in the following counties in New York make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Nassau County - $39,500 per year
  2. Bergen County - $58,800 per year
  3. Dutchess County - $60,610 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional New York statistics regarding a career in art and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as animation or art.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Art in New York
  • Bachelor's Degree in Art in New York
  • Master's Degree in Art in New York
  • Doctoral Degree in Art in New York
  • Certificate in Art in New York

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Multimedia Artists and Animators 2,980 $66,340 7.2%
2
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 1,100 $55,780 3.8%
3
Artists and Related Workers, All Other 620 $66,600 44.2%
4
Craft Artists 380 $33,720 -9.5%
 

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