Lowell has a total population of 105,167 and a student population of 14,517. Of these students, 13,602 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
The largest art school in Lowell, by student population, is University of Massachusetts-Lowell. In 2010, approximately 26 students graduated from the Art program at University of Massachusetts-Lowell.
In 2010, 39 students graduated with an art degree from one of Lowell's art schools. Tuition in 2009 at Lowell's art schools was $22,148 per year for instate students and $34,168 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,475 per year, on average, for room and board at Lowell-based art schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,513.
If you decide to work as an artist in Lowell, your job prospects are not very good. The number of artists in Lowell is expected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.