Carson has a total population of 89,730 and a student population of 14,667. Of these students, 14,477 are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
California State University-Dominguez Hills is the largest music school in Carson, based on student population. In 2010, California State University-Dominguez Hills graduated approximately 5 students with credentials in music.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in music from music schools in Carson in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,671 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Carson music schools was an average of $30,831 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for music related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Carson-based music schools, you will have an added expense of $6,600 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,781.
Many music graduates choose to work as musicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Carson, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 musicians in California were working in the greater Carson area. The number of musicians in Carson is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.