Champaign has a general population of 67,518 and an overall student population of 53,696. Approximately 43,881 of Champaign's students are enrolled in schools that offer photography programs.
The largest photography school in Champaign, by student population, is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2010, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduated approximately 11 students from its photography program.
A reported 11 students graduated with credentials in photography in Champaign in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Champaign's photography schools was $25,522 per year for instate students and $39,664 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for photography related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Champaign-based photography schools, you will have an added expense of $9,284 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in photography, if you decide to work as a photographer in Champaign, your job prospects are average. The government projects that the number of photographers in Champaign will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for photographers.