If you decide that you want to get an art degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 art schools in Albany, New York. Albany has a total population of 95,658 and a student population of 67,253. Of these students, 23,178 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
The largest art school in Albany, by student population, is SUNY at Albany. In 2010, SUNY at Albany graduated approximately 50 students from its art program.
A total of 103 students graduated with credentials in art from art schools in Albany in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $27,787 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Albany art schools was an average of $31,737 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for art related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Albany-based art schools, you will have an added expense of $9,897 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $26,752.
If you plan on staying in Albany after graduating from art school, you should know that job prospects for artists in Albany, which is the most popular art profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 7,080 artists in New York, 80 were working in the greater Albany area. The government projects that the number of artists in Albany will increase by 5% 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 Albany is $50,670 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for artists.
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