With an overall population of 88,254 and a student population of 10,398, approximately 8,778 of Columbia students attend one of Columbia's schools that offer art programs.
Howard Community College is the largest art school in Columbia, based on student population. In 2010, Howard Community College graduated approximately 5 students from its art program.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with an art certificate from one of Columbia's art schools. If you decide to attend a art school in Columbia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,993.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,600 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a art program in Columbia.
After graduating with your credentials in art, if you decide to work as an artist in Columbia, your job prospects are good. There were 1,370 artists working in Maryland and 270 working in the greater Columbia area in 2010. The government projects that the number of artists in Columbia will increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
As an artist in Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $52,770 per year. This is lower than the average salary for artists in the state.