Medford has a general population of 55,765 and an overall student population of 10,678. Approximately 10,252 of Medford's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Medford's largest art school is Tufts University. Approximately 120 students graduated in 2010 from Tufts University with credentials in art.
A reported 156 students graduated with credentials in art in Medford in 2010. In 2009 tuition at art schools in Medford was $40,342 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a art program in Medford. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,746 per year, on average, for room and board at Medford-based art schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in art, if you decide to work as an artist in Medford, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 artists in Massachusetts were working in the greater Medford area. The number of artists in Medford is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an artist in Medford is $57,530 per year, which is lower than the average for artists state-wide.