Camden has a general population of 79,904 and an overall student population of 5,828. Approximately 5,781 of Camden's students are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Rutgers University-Camden is the largest music school in Camden, based on student population. In 2010, Rutgers University-Camden graduated approximately 6 students from its music program.
In 2010, 6 students graduated with a music degree in Camden. If you decide to attend one of Camden's music schools, you can expect to pay an average of $25,262 per year in instate tuition and $35,894 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,431 for music related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Camden-based music schools, you will have an added expense of $9,788 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $17,973.
If you plan on staying in Camden after graduating from music school, you should know that job prospects for musicians in Camden, which is the most popular music profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 94 musicians in New Jersey were working in the greater Camden area. Camden's musician workforce is projected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.