Jacksonville, Illinois has 2 art schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in art. Jacksonville has a general population of 18,940 and an overall student population of 1,448. Approximately 1,412 of Jacksonville's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Of the 2 art schools in Jacksonville, the largest art school, by student population, is MacMurray College. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from MacMurray College with credentials in art.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with an art degree from one of Jacksonville's art schools. In 2009 tuition at art schools in Jacksonville was $19,845 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $965 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a art program in Jacksonville. And if you live on campus at one of the Jacksonville-based art schools, you will have an added expense of $7,439 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $20,985.
If you decide to work as an artist in Jacksonville, your job prospects are average. The government projects that the number of artists in Jacksonville will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for artists.