With an overall population of 36,264 and a student population of 7,305, approximately 7,194 of Florence students attend one of Florence's schools that offer art programs.
The largest art school in Florence, by student population, is University of North Alabama. In 2010, University of North Alabama graduated approximately 17 students from its art program.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with an art degree in Florence. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,198 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Florence art schools was an average of $17,206 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a art program in Florence. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,783 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,414.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Florence, your job prospects are not very good. By the year 2018, the number of artists is expected to increase by 7% in Florence. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for artists.