If you are interested in pursuing art, you may want to consider attending one of the 2 art schools in Springfield, Massachusetts. Springfield has a total population of 152,082 and a student population of 20,020. Of these students, 11,889 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Springfield's largest art school is Springfield College. In 2010, Springfield College graduated approximately 13 students with credentials in art.
In 2010, 32 students graduated with an art degree from one of Springfield's art schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,208 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,050 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a art program in Springfield. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,050 per year, on average, for room and board at Springfield-based art schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,880.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Springfield, your job prospects are not very good. There were 2,250 artists working in Massachusetts and 30 working in the greater Springfield area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of artists is expected to increase by 6% in Springfield. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an artist in Springfield is $50,260 per year, which is lower than the average for artists state-wide.
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