River Forest has a total population of 11,635 and a student population of 8,958. Of these students, 5,049 are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Concordia University is the largest music school in River Forest, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 7 students graduated from the Music program at Concordia University.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a music degree from one of River Forest's music schools. In 2009 tuition at music schools in River Forest was $23,455 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for music related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the River Forest-based music schools, you will have an added expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $26,355.
After graduating with your credentials in music, if you decide to work as a musician in River Forest, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,050 musicians in Illinois. Of these musicians, 1,100 were working in the greater River Forest area. By the year 2018, the number of musicians is expected to increase by 5% in River Forest. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for musicians.