With an overall population of 28,978 and a student population of 3,121, approximately 3,121 of Northampton students attend one of Northampton's schools that offer art programs.
Smith College is the largest art school in Northampton, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 25 students graduated from the Art program at Smith College.
In 2010, 46 students graduated with an art degree from one of Northampton's art schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $37,758 per year in tuition costs.
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 $12,622 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Northampton after graduating from art school, you should know that job prospects for artists in Northampton, which is the most popular art profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 2,250 artists in Massachusetts. Of these artists, 30 were working in the greater Northampton area. The number of artists in Northampton is expected to increase by 6% 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 Northampton is $50,260 per year, which is lower than the average for artists state-wide.