With an overall population of 36,316 and a student population of 10,161, approximately 7,729 of Jackson students attend one of Jackson's schools that offer art programs.
Jackson's largest art school is Jackson Community College. Approximately 14 students graduated in 2010 from Jackson Community College with credentials in art.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with an art degree in Jackson. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,435 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Jackson art schools was an average of $15,755 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,104 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,940 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,271.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Jackson, your job prospects are not very good. The number of artists in Jackson is expected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.