With an overall population of 2,896,016 and a student population of 280,248, approximately 12,127 of Chicago students attend one of Chicago's schools that offer music production programs.
Chicago's largest music production school is Columbia College Chicago. In 2010, Columbia College Chicago graduated approximately 115 students from its music production program.
In 2010, 115 students graduated with a music production degree in Chicago. If you decide to attend a music production school in Chicago, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $18,960.
You should also anticipate spending about $3,000 for music production related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Chicago-based music production schools, you will have an added expense of $12,360 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $25,760.
Many music production graduates choose to work as music producers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chicago, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 music producers in Illinois were working in the greater Chicago area. The government projects that the number of music producers in Chicago will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for music producers.
As a music producer in Chicago, you can expect to make an average salary of $57,010 per year. This is higher than the average salary for music producers in the state.