Westfield has a total population of 40,072 and a student population of 5,675. Of these students, 5,675 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Westfield State University is the largest art school in Westfield, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 34 students graduated from the Art program at Westfield State University.
In 2010, 34 students graduated with an art degree in Westfield. If you decide to attend one of Westfield's art schools, you can expect to pay an average of $17,956 per year in instate tuition and $24,036 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $950 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,240 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,566.
If you plan on staying in Westfield after graduating from art school, you should know that job prospects for artists in Westfield, 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 Westfield area. The number of artists in Westfield is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
As an artist in Westfield, you can expect to make an average salary of $50,260 per year. This is lower than the average salary for artists in the state.