Of the 1 art schools in Dekalb, the largest art school, by student population, is Northern Illinois University. In 2010, Northern Illinois University graduated approximately 101 students from its art program.
A total of 150 students graduated with credentials in art from art schools in Dekalb in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,700 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Dekalb art schools was an average of $30,444 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Dekalb-based art schools, you will have an added expense of $9,588 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Dekalb after graduating from art school, you should know that job prospects for artists in Dekalb, which is the most popular art profession, are average. The number of artists in Dekalb is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for artists.