Naperville has a general population of 128,358 and an overall student population of 2,798. Approximately 2,798 of Naperville's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Of the 1 art schools in Naperville, the largest art school, by student population, is North Central College. In 2010, North Central College graduated approximately 13 students with credentials in art.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with an art degree in Naperville. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,916 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for art related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Naperville-based art schools, you will have an added expense of $8,379 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,768.
If you plan on staying in Naperville after graduating from art school, you should know that job prospects for artists in Naperville, which is the most popular art profession, are average. In 2010, there were 1,710 artists in Illinois. Of these artists, 760 were working in the greater Naperville area. The government projects that the number of artists in Naperville will increase by 10% by the year 2018. 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 Naperville is $57,260 per year, which is higher than the average for artists state-wide.