Hays has a general population of 20,013 and an overall student population of 11,350. Approximately 11,308 of Hays's students are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Hays's largest music school is Fort Hays State University. In 2010, approximately 2 students graduated from the Music program at Fort Hays State University.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in music in Hays in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Hays's music schools was $14,674 per year for instate students and $22,827 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $840 for music related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,560 per year, on average, for room and board at Hays-based music schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,114.
After graduating with your credentials in music, if you decide to work as a musician in Hays, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 180 musicians in Kansas. Of these musicians, 130 were working in the greater Hays area. Hays's musician workforce is projected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.
As a musician in Hays, you can expect to make an average salary of $41,140 per year. This is the same as the average salary for musicians in the state.