Lakewood has a total population of 36,065 and a student population of 9,996. Of these students, 3,023 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Of the 1 art schools in Lakewood, the largest art school, by student population, is Georgian Court University. In 2010, approximately 14 students graduated from the Art program at Georgian Court University.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with an art degree from one of Lakewood's art schools. If you decide to attend a art school in Lakewood, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,490.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,350 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lakewood-based art schools, you will have an added expense of $9,386 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,040.
If you decide to work as an artist in Lakewood, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,400 artists working in New Jersey and 90 working in the greater Lakewood area in 2010. The number of artists in Lakewood is expected to decrease by -7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an artist in Lakewood is $52,190 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for artists.