Fairfax has a general population of 21,498 and an overall student population of 32,304. Approximately 32,067 of Fairfax's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
George Mason University is the largest art school in Fairfax, based on student population. Approximately 19 students graduated in 2010 from George Mason University with credentials in art.
In 2010, 25 students graduated with an art degree from one of Fairfax's art schools. If you decide to attend one of Fairfax's art schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,314 per year in instate tuition and $35,298 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for art related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairfax-based art schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
After graduating with your credentials in art, if you decide to work as an artist in Fairfax, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 550 artists in Virginia. Of these artists, 1,630 were working in the greater Fairfax area. The number of artists in Fairfax is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
As an artist in Fairfax, you can expect to make an average salary of $82,360 per year. This is higher than the average salary for artists in the state.