Tucson has a general population of 486,699 and an overall student population of 77,749. Approximately 38,767 of Tucson's students are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Of the 1 music schools in Tucson, the largest music school, by student population, is University of Arizona. In 2010, University of Arizona graduated approximately 84 students with credentials in music.
In 2010, 103 students graduated with a music degree in Tucson. Tuition in 2009 at Tucson's music schools was $20,519 per year for instate students and $35,928 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a music program in Tucson. And if you live on campus at one of the Tucson-based music schools, you will have an added expense of $8,614 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,871.
If you plan on staying in Tucson after graduating from music school, you should know that job prospects for musicians in Tucson, which is the most popular music profession, are not very good. The government projects that the number of musicians in Tucson will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.