Aurora has a general population of 142,990 and an overall student population of 4,508. Approximately 4,355 of Aurora's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
The largest art school in Aurora, by student population, is Aurora University. In 2010, Aurora University graduated approximately 2 students from its art program.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in art in Aurora in 2010. In 2009 tuition at art schools in Aurora was $18,200 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for art related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board at Aurora-based art schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,078.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Aurora, your job prospects are average. There were 1,710 artists working in Illinois and 760 working in the greater Aurora area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of artists is expected to increase by 10% in Aurora. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for artists.
As an artist in Aurora, you can expect to make an average salary of $57,260 per year. This is higher than the average salary for artists in the state.