Athens has a total population of 13,220 and a student population of 1,355. Of these students, 1,070 are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Of the 1 music schools in Athens, the largest music school, by student population, is Tennessee Wesleyan College. In 2010, Tennessee Wesleyan College graduated approximately 2 students from its music program.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in music in Athens in 2010. If you decide to attend a music school in Athens, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $18,600.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for music related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,100 per year, on average, for room and board at Athens-based music schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many music graduates choose to work as musicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Athens, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 7,870 musicians in Tennessee, 130 were working in the greater Athens area. The number of musicians in Athens is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.