Des Plaines has a general population of 58,720 and an overall student population of 12,087. Approximately 12,087 of Des Plaines's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
The largest art school in Des Plaines, by student population, is Oakton Community College. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Art program at Oakton Community College.
A total of 6 students graduated with credentials in art from art schools in Des Plaines in 2010. If you decide to attend a art school in Des Plaines, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $2,510.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for art related books and supplies every year.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Des Plaines, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 1,710 artists in Illinois, 760 were working in the greater Des Plaines area. By the year 2018, the number of artists is expected to increase by 10% in Des Plaines. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for artists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an artist in Des Plaines is $57,260 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for artists.