Salem has a general population of 40,407 and an overall student population of 10,125. Approximately 10,125 of Salem's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
The largest art school in Salem, by student population, is Salem State University. In 2010, Salem State University graduated approximately 14 students from its art program.
A reported 21 students graduated with credentials in art in Salem in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Salem's art schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,443 per year in instate tuition and $25,583 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,439 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,148.
If you plan on staying in Salem after graduating from art school, you should know that job prospects for artists in Salem, which is the most popular art profession, are not very good. The number of artists in Salem is expected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.