Pomona has a general population of 149,473 and an overall student population of 26,534. Approximately 22,273 of Pomona's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
The largest art school in Pomona, by student population, is California State Polytechnic University-Pomona. Approximately 74 students graduated in 2010 from California State Polytechnic University-Pomona with credentials in art.
In 2010, 94 students graduated with an art degree from one of Pomona's art schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,907 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Pomona art schools was an average of $29,067 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,500 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,741 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,550.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Pomona, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 24,900 artists in California. Of these artists, 4,460 were working in the greater Pomona area. Pomona's artist workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
As an artist in Pomona, you can expect to make an average salary of $69,170 per year. This is higher than the average salary for artists in the state.