With an overall population of 59,954 and a student population of 16,934, approximately 16,934 of Chico students attend one of Chico's schools that offer art programs.
California State University-Chico is the largest art school in Chico, based on student population. In 2010, California State University-Chico graduated approximately 70 students from its art program.
A total of 78 students graduated with credentials in art from art schools in Chico in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,160 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Chico art schools was an average of $31,320 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,656 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a art program in Chico. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,404 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,164.
If you decide to work as an artist in Chico, your job prospects are not very good. The government projects that the number of artists in Chico will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.