Arcata has a total population of 16,651 and a student population of 7,954. Of these students, 7,954 are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Humboldt State University is the largest music school in Arcata, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 18 students graduated from the Music program at Humboldt State University.
A reported 18 students graduated with credentials in music in Arcata in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Arcata's music schools was $19,465 per year for instate students and $30,625 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,528 for music related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Arcata-based music schools, you will have an added expense of $9,400 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,377.
If you decide to work as a musician in Arcata, your job prospects are not very good. The government projects that the number of musicians in Arcata will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.