Lowell has a general population of 105,167 and an overall student population of 14,517. Approximately 13,602 of Lowell's students are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
The largest music school in Lowell, by student population, is University of Massachusetts-Lowell. In 2010, University of Massachusetts-Lowell graduated approximately 39 students with credentials in music.
In 2010, 57 students graduated with a music degree from one of Lowell's music schools. Tuition in 2009 at Lowell's music schools was $22,148 per year for instate students and $34,168 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a music program in Lowell. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,475 per year, on average, for room and board at Lowell-based music schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,513.
Many music graduates choose to work as musicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lowell, your job prospects are not very good. The government projects that the number of musicians in Lowell will increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.