Traverse City has a total population of 14,532 and a student population of 5,065. Of these students, 5,065 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
The largest art school in Traverse City, by student population, is Northwestern Michigan College. In 2010, Northwestern Michigan College graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in art.
A total of 11 students graduated with credentials in art from art schools in Traverse City in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,891 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Traverse City art schools was an average of $18,203 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,448 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,443.
If you plan on staying in Traverse City after graduating from art school, you should know that job prospects for artists in Traverse City, which is the most popular art profession, are not very good. The government projects that the number of artists in Traverse City will increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.