Cortland has a general population of 18,740 and an overall student population of 7,322. Approximately 7,322 of Cortland's students are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Cortland's largest music school is SUNY College at Cortland. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Music program at SUNY College at Cortland.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a music degree from one of Cortland's music schools. Tuition in 2009 at Cortland's music schools was $19,575 per year for instate students and $27,475 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for music related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,030 per year, on average, for room and board at Cortland-based music schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many music graduates choose to work as musicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Cortland, your job prospects are not very good. There were 16,670 musicians working in New York and 80 working in the greater Cortland area in 2010. Cortland's musician workforce is projected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.