Somerville has a general population of 12,423 and an overall student population of 7,888. Approximately 7,888 of Somerville's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Raritan Valley Community College is the largest art school in Somerville, based on student population. In 2010, Raritan Valley Community College graduated approximately 29 students with credentials in art.
A total of 29 students graduated with credentials in art from art schools in Somerville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,803 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,300 for art related books and supplies every year.
If you plan on staying in Somerville after graduating from art school, you should know that job prospects for artists in Somerville, which is the most popular art profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 30 artists in New Jersey were working in the greater Somerville area. Somerville's artist workforce is projected 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 Somerville is $52,190 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for artists.