Art in Washington State

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Schools Offering Art Programs in Washington State

Around 0.6% of Washington State's graduates graduate from art degree programs every year. That means an estimated 987 artists graduate from Washington State's 25 art schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Washington-Seattle Campus, which is located in Seattle, is the top-ranked school in Washington State that has a art program. It received a ranking of 13th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 260 students graduated from University of Washington-Seattle Campus' art program. Tuition at University of Washington-Seattle Campus was $8,701 per year.

Whitman College, which was ranked 21st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a art program. It is located in Walla Walla. In 2010, Whitman College graduated 21 students from its art program. Tuition at Whitman College was $38,770 per year.

The third-ranked school in Washington State that has a art program is Washington State University. Washington State University, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Pullman. In 2010, 99 students graduated from Washington State University art program. Students at Washington State University paid $9,489 per year in tuition fees.


If you are hoping to attend one of Washington State's art schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $15,654 per year, though tuition can range from $38,770 per year to $2,610 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Washington State art schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Whitman College - located in Walla Walla, students are charged $38,770 per year
  2. University of Puget Sound - located in Tacoma, students are charged $37,225 per year
  3. Gonzaga University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,925 per year

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

  1. Spokane Falls Community College - located in Spokane, students are charged $2,610 per year
  2. Bellevue College - located in Bellevue, students are charged $3,060 per year
  3. Highline Community College - located in Seattle, students are charged $3,135 per year

An art degree from a Washington State school... what next?

Most people who graduate from art school in Washington State go on to work as an artist. 220 artists were working in Washington State in 2010. The Washington State counties with the largest populations of artists are:

  1. King County - 180 artists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of artists in Washington State will grow by 7%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 630 artists working in Washington State.


An artist in Washington State makes an average of $48,530 per year. But, salaries for artists can vary. In 2010, artists made as little as less than $29,930 per year or as much as more than $68,850 per year in Washington State. An artist in the following Washington State counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. King County - $49,560 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in art in Washington State 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 Washington State
  • Bachelor's Degree in Art in Washington State
  • Master's Degree in Art in Washington State
  • Doctoral Degree in Art in Washington State
  • Certificate in Art in Washington State

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,685 miles from location University of Washington-Seattle Campus Seattle WA 86.9578 45% 45,943
7,487 miles from location Washington State University Pullman WA 72.817 37% 26,101
7,660 miles from location Western Washington University Bellingham WA 72.1677 38% 14,575
7,680 miles from location Bellevue College Bellevue WA 15.3084 n/a 14,010
7,628 miles from location Central Washington University Ellensburg WA 31.9043 40% 11,357
7,486 miles from location Eastern Washington University Cheney WA 59.4272 49% 11,300
7,477 miles from location Spokane Falls Community College Spokane WA 12.1295 n/a 9,555
7,686 miles from location Seattle Community College-Central Campus Seattle WA 14.0982 n/a 7,774
7,686 miles from location Seattle University Seattle WA 70.3999 21% 7,751
7,474 miles from location Gonzaga University Spokane WA 37.2946 28% 7,633
7,692 miles from location Highline Community College Seattle WA 16.5765 n/a 6,725
7,707 miles from location Clover Park Technical College Lakewood WA 16.2384 n/a 6,573
7,687 miles from location Seattle Pacific University Seattle WA 68.9096 37% 4,000
7,704 miles from location Pacific Lutheran University Tacoma WA 65.5433 36% 3,581
7,676 miles from location University of Washington-Bothell Campus Bothell WA 43.9029 43% 2,925
7,703 miles from location University of Puget Sound Tacoma WA 72.0673 20% 2,879
7,472 miles from location Whitworth University Spokane WA 69.1446 18% 2,781
7,687 miles from location The Art Institute of Seattle Seattle WA 25.2395 97% 2,282
7,558 miles from location Walla Walla University College Place WA 26.6245 63% 1,808
7,554 miles from location Whitman College Walla Walla WA 78.8884 28% 1,515
7,638 miles from location Heritage University Toppenish WA 12.0598 n/a 1,115
7,687 miles from location Cornish College of the Arts Seattle WA 25.8964 36% 794
7,663 miles from location Northwest Indian College Bellingham WA 12.8499 n/a 609
7,639 miles from location Perry Technical Institute Yakima WA 37.9735 76% 486
7,688 miles from location International Academy of Design and Technology Seattle WA 4.60065 n/a 482

Curious what studying Art gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Multimedia Artists and Animators + 2,090 $62,250 175.0%
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators + 220 $48,530 -31.3%
Artists and Related Workers, All Other + 150 $45,950
Craft Artists + 60 $30,160 -14.3%

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