Normal has a total population of 45,386 and a student population of 26,450. Of these students, 21,184 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
The largest art school in Normal, by student population, is Illinois State University. Approximately 94 students graduated in 2010 from Illinois State University with credentials in art.
In 2010, 108 students graduated with an art degree from one of Normal's art schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,751 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Normal art schools was an average of $28,781 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,084 for art related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Normal-based art schools, you will have an added expense of $7,882 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Normal after graduating from art school, you should know that job prospects for artists in Normal, which is the most popular art profession, are average. The number of artists in Normal is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for artists.