With an overall population of 10,467 and a student population of 19,810, approximately 18,918 of Rochester students attend one of Rochester's schools that offer photography programs.
Oakland University is the largest photography school in Rochester, based on student population. In 2010, Oakland University graduated approximately 5 students from its photography program.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a photography degree in Rochester. If you decide to attend one of Rochester's photography 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.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,107 for photography related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,350 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,390.
If you decide to work as a photographer in Rochester, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 5,400 photographers in Michigan. Of these photographers, 650 were working in the greater Rochester area. The government projects that the number of photographers in Rochester will increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for photographers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a photographer in Rochester is $44,390 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for photographers.