With an overall population of 27,428 and a student population of 4,144, approximately 4,065 of Valparaiso students attend one of Valparaiso's schools that offer music programs.
The largest music school in Valparaiso, by student population, is Valparaiso University. In 2010, Valparaiso University graduated approximately 12 students with credentials in music.
A reported 18 students graduated with credentials in music in Valparaiso in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,320 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a music program in Valparaiso. And if you live on campus at one of the Valparaiso-based music schools, you will have an added expense of $7,960 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $31,160.
After graduating with your credentials in music, if you decide to work as a musician in Valparaiso, your job prospects are not very good. There were 2,250 musicians working in Indiana and 100 working in the greater Valparaiso area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of musicians is expected to increase by 6% in Valparaiso. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.