With an overall population of 2,642 and a student population of 722, approximately 722 of Sterling students attend one of Sterling's schools that offer music programs.
Sterling's largest music school is Sterling College. In 2010, Sterling College graduated approximately 0 students from its music program.
In 2009 tuition at music schools in Sterling was $18,000 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $750 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a music program in Sterling. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,430 per year, on average, for room and board at Sterling-based music schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Sterling after graduating from music school, you should know that job prospects for musicians in Sterling, which is the most popular music profession, are good. In 2010, of the 180 musicians in Kansas, 130 were working in the greater Sterling area. The number of musicians in Sterling is expected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a musician in Sterling is $41,140 per year. This is the same as the state-wide average salary for musicians.