Sarasota has a general population of 52,715 and an overall student population of 4,253. Approximately 1,318 of Sarasota's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Ringling College of Art and Design is the largest art school in Sarasota, based on student population. Approximately 86 students graduated in 2010 from Ringling College of Art and Design with credentials in art.
A total of 169 students graduated with credentials in art from art schools in Sarasota in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,880 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $2,625 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a art program in Sarasota. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,470 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $32,290.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Sarasota, your job prospects are not very good. Sarasota's artist workforce is projected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.