Arcata has a general population of 16,651 and an overall student population of 7,954. Approximately 7,954 of Arcata's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Humboldt State University is the largest art school in Arcata, based on student population. In 2010, Humboldt State University graduated approximately 72 students from its art program.
In 2010, 72 students graduated with an art degree from one of Arcata's art schools. Tuition in 2009 at Arcata's art schools was $19,465 per year for instate students and $30,625 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,528 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,400 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,377.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Arcata, your job prospects are not very good. The government projects that the number of artists in Arcata will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.