Of the 1 music schools in Dekalb, the largest music school, by student population, is Northern Illinois University. In 2010, Northern Illinois University graduated approximately 55 students from its music program.
In 2010, 104 students graduated with a music degree from one of Dekalb's music schools. 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 music 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 music related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Dekalb-based music 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.
After graduating with your credentials in music, if you decide to work as a musician in Dekalb, your job prospects are average. Dekalb's musician workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.