If you are interested in pursuing art, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 art schools in Elgin, Illinois. Elgin has a total population of 94,487 and a student population of 13,102. Of these students, 12,935 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Elgin's largest art school is Judson University. In 2010, Judson University graduated approximately 8 students from its art program.
A total of 23 students graduated with credentials in art from art schools in Elgin in 2010. In 2009 tuition at art schools in Elgin was $12,847 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,600 for art related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Elgin-based art schools, you will have an added expense of $8,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $21,466.
If you plan on staying in Elgin after graduating from art school, you should know that job prospects for artists in Elgin, which is the most popular art profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 artists in Illinois were working in the greater Elgin area. Elgin's artist workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for artists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an artist in Elgin is $57,260 per year, which is higher than the average for artists state-wide.
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