Framingham has a general population of 66,910 and an overall student population of 6,063. Approximately 5,989 of Framingham's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Framingham State University is the largest art school in Framingham, based on student population. In 2010, Framingham State University graduated approximately 28 students from its art program.
A reported 28 students graduated with credentials in art in Framingham in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Framingham's art schools was $18,938 per year for instate students and $25,018 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a art program in Framingham. And if you live on campus at one of the Framingham-based art schools, you will have an added expense of $8,148 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,840.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Framingham, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 17 artists in Massachusetts were working in the greater Framingham area. The government projects that the number of artists in Framingham will increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an artist in Framingham is $35,380 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for artists.