Westminster has a general population of 16,731 and an overall student population of 7,520. Approximately 3,607 of Westminster's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Westminster's largest art school is McDaniel College. Approximately 28 students graduated in 2010 from McDaniel College with credentials in art.
A reported 35 students graduated with credentials in art in Westminster in 2010. In 2009 tuition at art schools in Westminster was $32,000 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a art program in Westminster. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,820 per year, on average, for room and board at Westminster-based art schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Westminster, your job prospects are good. There were 1,370 artists working in Maryland and 270 working in the greater Westminster area in 2010. Westminster's artist workforce is projected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an artist in Westminster is $52,770 per year, which is lower than the average for artists state-wide.