Bridgeport has a general population of 139,529 and an overall student population of 17,911. Approximately 5,103 of Bridgeport's students are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Of the 1 music schools in Bridgeport, the largest music school, by student population, is University of Bridgeport. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from University of Bridgeport with credentials in music.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a music degree in Bridgeport. If you decide to attend a music school in Bridgeport, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $25,465.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for music related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,080 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $33,122.
If you plan on staying in Bridgeport after graduating from music school, you should know that job prospects for musicians in Bridgeport, which is the most popular music profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 musicians in Connecticut were working in the greater Bridgeport area. The government projects that the number of musicians in Bridgeport will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a musician in Bridgeport is $63,050 per year. This is the same as the state-wide average salary for musicians.