Waltham has a total population of 59,226 and a student population of 11,226. Of these students, 5,598 are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Of the 1 music schools in Waltham, the largest music school, by student population, is Brandeis University. In 2010, Brandeis University graduated approximately 9 students with credentials in music.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a music degree in Waltham. If you decide to attend a music school in Waltham, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $38,762.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for music related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,166 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $43,032.
Many music graduates choose to work as musicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Waltham, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 500 musicians in Massachusetts. Of these musicians, 250 were working in the greater Waltham area. By the year 2018, the number of musicians is expected to increase by 4% in Waltham. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.
As a musician in Waltham, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,450 per year. This is higher than the average salary for musicians in the state.