With an overall population of 48,573 and a student population of 37,571, approximately 37,366 of New Brunswick students attend one of New Brunswick's schools that offer music programs.
The largest music school in New Brunswick, by student population, is Rutgers University-New Brunswick. In 2010, approximately 92 students graduated from the Music program at Rutgers University-New Brunswick.
A total of 105 students graduated with credentials in music from music schools in New Brunswick in 2010. If you decide to attend one of New Brunswick's music schools, you can expect to pay an average of $26,338 per year in instate tuition and $37,510 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, you will face an additional expense of $10,676 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $18,161.
If you decide to work as a musician in New Brunswick, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,750 musicians in New Jersey. Of these musicians, 220 were working in the greater New Brunswick area. The number of musicians in New Brunswick is expected to increase by 4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.