Edwardsville has a total population of 21,491 and a student population of 13,984. Of these students, 13,940 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is the largest art school in Edwardsville, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 34 students graduated from the Art program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
A total of 63 students graduated with credentials in art from art schools in Edwardsville in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Edwardsville's art schools, you can expect to pay an average of $24,531 per year in instate tuition and $33,833 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $715 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,470 per year, on average, for room and board at Edwardsville-based art schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,070.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Edwardsville, your job prospects are average. There were 1,710 artists working in Illinois and 130 working in the greater Edwardsville area in 2010. The number of artists in Edwardsville is expected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for artists.
As an artist in Edwardsville, you can expect to make an average salary of $55,270 per year. This is higher than the average salary for artists in the state.