Jersey City has a general population of 240,055 and an overall student population of 21,515. Approximately 8,399 of Jersey City's students are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Of the 1 music schools in Jersey City, the largest music school, by student population, is New Jersey City University. Approximately 12 students graduated in 2010 from New Jersey City University with credentials in music.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a music degree in Jersey City. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,335 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Jersey City music schools was an average of $31,613 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,988 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a music program in Jersey City. And if you live on campus at one of the Jersey City-based music schools, you will have an added expense of $9,043 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,501.
If you decide to work as a musician in Jersey City, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,750 musicians in New Jersey. Of these musicians, 6,020 were working in the greater Jersey City area. The government projects that the number of musicians in Jersey City will increase by 4% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.