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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

2,328

growing 2.87%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$8,658

growing 33.8%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$35,036

growing 2.06%

Average Wage

$57,092

growing 1.36%

People in Workforce

2.04M

growing 2.1%

Average Employee Age

40.8

growing 0.397%

About

The locations with the highest concentration of Illustration degree recipients are New York, NY, Savannah, GA, and San Francisco, CA. The locations with a relatively high number of Illustration degree recipients are Cedar Park, TX, Laguna Beach, CA, and Wilmington, DE. The most common degree awarded to students studying Illustration is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Illustration and the types of students that study this field. Savannah College of Art and Design awards the most degrees in Illustration in the US, but American Academy of Art and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Illustration.

Tuition costs for Illustration majors are, on average, $8,658 for in-state public colleges, and $35,036 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Illustration programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (46 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (1,406 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Illustration

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Illustration, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (1,406 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$8,658

Median In-State Public

$35,036

Median Out of State Private

Savannah College of Art and Design has the most Illustration degree recipients, with 269 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Illustration programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, American Academy of Art and Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Illustration, with 53.8% and 30.3%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Illustration

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Illustration by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Illustration.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Visual & Performing Arts graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Visual & Performing Arts majors is $57,092 and the most common occupations are Designers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Miscellaneous managers.

The industry that employs the most Visual & Performing Arts majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$57,092

Average Wage in Workforce

± $1,021

1.36%

1 Year Growth

± 2.55%

The average salary for Visual & Performing Arts majors is $57,092 and the most common occupations are Designers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Miscellaneous managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Visual & Performing Arts majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Visual & Performing Arts majors, by number of employees, are Designers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Miscellaneous managers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Visual & Performing Arts majors working as Artists & related workers, Designers, and Musicians, singers, & related workers.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Visual & Performing Arts majors are Dentists, Physicians & surgeons, and Other healthcare practitioners & technical Occupations.

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Occupations by Share

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2.04M

2017 Workforce

± 34,841

2.1%

1 Year Growth

± 2.38%

The number of Visual & Performing Arts graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.1%, from 2M in 2016 to 2.04M in 2017.

The largest single share of Visual & Performing Arts graduates go on to work as Designers (10.3%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Visual & Performing Arts by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Illustration is from the 2 Digit Course Visual & Performing Arts.

2.04M

2017 Workforce

± 34,841

2.1%

1 Year Growth

± 2.38%

The number of Visual & Performing Arts graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.1%, from 2M in 2016 to 2.04M in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Visual & Performing Arts graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Visual & Performing Arts.

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Specialty Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Visual & Performing Arts majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Visual & Performing Arts in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Visual & Performing Arts is 40.8, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Visual & Performing Arts degrees, and White students earn the majority (1,207) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Illustration is from the 2 Digit Course Visual & Performing Arts.

40.8

Average Age in 2017

± 0.225 Years

0.397%

1 Year Change

± 0.779%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Visual & Performing Arts. The most common ages of employees with this major are 29 and 26 years old, which represent 3.64% and 3.64% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Illustration are Bachelors Degree, Associates Degree, and Masters Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Visual & Performing Arts are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (69.6%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,207 degrees awarded

  2. Non-resident Alien

    271 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    245 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Illustration for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Female

    748 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    288 degrees awarded

  3. Non-resident Alien Female

    141 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Illustration. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Korea

    27,530 degree recipients

  2. China

    18,664 degree recipients

  3. Mexico

    13,350 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Armenia

    5.11 times more than expected

  2. Korea

    5.03 times more than expected

  3. Azerbaijan

    4.93 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Armenia that hold Visual & Performing Arts degrees (5.11 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Korea (27,530 degree recipients).

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