Union has a total population of 54,405 and a student population of 17,065. Of these students, 15,051 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Union's largest art school is Kean University. In 2010, approximately 25 students graduated from the Art program at Kean University.
In 2010, 65 students graduated with an art degree in Union. Tuition in 2009 at Union's art schools was $25,184 per year for instate students and $29,819 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,800 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,237 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $15,204.
If you decide to work as an artist in Union, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,400 artists working in New Jersey and 110 working in the greater Union area in 2010. The government projects that the number of artists in Union will decrease by -7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an artist in Union is $51,210 per year, which is lower than the average for artists state-wide.