Cambridge has a general population of 101,355 and an overall student population of 49,996. Approximately 6,173 of Cambridge's students are enrolled in schools that offer photography programs.
Lesley University is the largest photography school in Cambridge, based on student population. Approximately 31 students graduated in 2010 from Lesley University with credentials in photography.
In 2010, 31 students graduated with a photography degree from one of Cambridge's photography schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,400 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $700 for photography related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,400 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $33,815.
If you plan on staying in Cambridge after graduating from photography school, you should know that job prospects for photographers in Cambridge, which is the most popular photography profession, are average. There were 3,880 photographers working in Massachusetts and 750 working in the greater Cambridge area in 2010. The government projects that the number of photographers in Cambridge will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for photographers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a photographer in Cambridge is $42,060 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for photographers.