With an overall population of 20,681 and a student population of 20,350, approximately 20,350 of Carbondale students attend one of Carbondale's schools that offer art programs.
Of the 1 art schools in Carbondale, the largest art school, by student population, is Southern Illinois University Carbondale. In 2010, approximately 85 students graduated from the Art program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.
In 2010, 117 students graduated with an art degree in Carbondale. Tuition in 2009 at Carbondale's art schools was $21,913 per year for instate students and $32,848 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,082 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Carbondale, your job prospects are average. Carbondale's artist workforce is projected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for artists.