Rochester has a total population of 10,467 and a student population of 19,810. Of these students, 18,918 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
The largest art school in Rochester, by student population, is Oakland University. In 2010, approximately 7 students graduated from the Art program at Oakland University.
In 2010, 21 students graduated with an art degree in Rochester. If you decide to attend one of Rochester's art schools, you can expect to pay an average of $19,262 per year in instate tuition and $30,977 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,107 for art related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Rochester-based art schools, you will have an added expense of $7,350 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,390.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Rochester, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 920 artists in Michigan. Of these artists, 230 were working in the greater Rochester area. By the year 2018, the number of artists is expected to increase by 9% in Rochester. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an artist in Rochester is $65,910 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for artists.