Chico has a general population of 59,954 and an overall student population of 16,934. Approximately 16,934 of Chico's students are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
The largest music school in Chico, by student population, is California State University-Chico. Approximately 58 students graduated in 2010 from California State University-Chico with credentials in music.
A reported 77 students graduated with credentials in music in Chico in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Chico's music schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,160 per year in instate tuition and $31,320 per year in out of state tuition.
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 music 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.
Many music graduates choose to work as musicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chico, your job prospects are not very good. The government projects that the number of musicians in Chico will increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.