Quick Degree Finder
CollegeAtHome.com is an advertising-supported site. Featured programs and school search results are for schools that compensate us. This compensation does not influence our school rankings, resource guides, or other information published on this site.
Art in Washington State

The Top 3 Online Schools: Get Free Info

  • Walden University Btn_top_more_info
  • Capella University Btn_top_more_info
  • American Intercontinental University Btn_top_more_info
Ad Cliff Notes Ad Open Course

There are schools offering art classes in Washington State!

You may want to consider online colleges as well!
Great programs and courses just at the click of your finger!

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

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

View Online Schools

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%

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are art related jobs in Washington State