Frederick has a total population of 52,767 and a student population of 9,200. Of these students, 2,493 are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
The largest music school in Frederick, by student population, is Hood College. In 2010, Hood College graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in music.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a music degree in Frederick. In 2009 tuition at music schools in Frederick was $28,170 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a music program in Frederick. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,440 per year, on average, for room and board at Frederick-based music schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many music graduates choose to work as musicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Frederick, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,540 musicians in Maryland, 40 were working in the greater Frederick area. Frederick's musician workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.