Santa Cruz has a total population of 54,593 and a student population of 17,098. Of these students, 16,775 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Santa Cruz's largest art school is University of California-Santa Cruz. Approximately 121 students graduated in 2010 from University of California-Santa Cruz with credentials in art.
In 2010, 194 students graduated with an art degree from one of Santa Cruz's art schools. Tuition in 2009 at Santa Cruz's art schools was $27,481 per year for instate students and $50,150 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,393 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $13,641 per year, on average, for room and board at Santa Cruz-based art schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,537.
If you decide to work as an artist in Santa Cruz, your job prospects are not very good. Santa Cruz's artist workforce is projected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.