Ames has a general population of 50,731 and an overall student population of 28,104. Approximately 27,945 of Ames's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Iowa State University is the largest art school in Ames, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 52 students graduated from the Art program at Iowa State University.
In 2010, 95 students graduated with an art degree in Ames. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,366 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ames art schools was an average of $29,586 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for art related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,277 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,175.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ames, your job prospects are not very good. Ames's artist workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.