West Long Branch has a general population of 8,258 and an overall student population of 6,499. Approximately 6,499 of West Long Branch's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Of the 1 art schools in West Long Branch, the largest art school, by student population, is Monmouth University. In 2010, approximately 31 students graduated from the Art program at Monmouth University.
In 2010, 37 students graduated with an art degree in West Long Branch. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,014 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a art program in West Long Branch. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,342 per year, on average, for room and board at West Long Branch-based art schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,921.
After graduating with your credentials in art, if you decide to work as an artist in West Long Branch, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,400 artists in New Jersey. Of these artists, 90 were working in the greater West Long Branch area. By the year 2018, the number of artists is expected to decrease by -7% in West Long Branch. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an artist in West Long Branch is $52,190 per year, which is lower than the average for artists state-wide.