Missoula has a total population of 57,053 and a student population of 14,961. Of these students, 14,921 are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
The University of Montana is the largest music school in Missoula, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 29 students graduated from the Music program at The University of Montana.
A reported 34 students graduated with credentials in music in Missoula in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Missoula's music schools was $17,455 per year for instate students and $29,889 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for music related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,611 per year, on average, for room and board at Missoula-based music schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a musician in Missoula, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 170 musicians in Montana, 60 were working in the greater Missoula area. Missoula's musician workforce is projected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a musician in Missoula is $35,170 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for musicians.