Potsdam has a total population of 9,425 and a student population of 7,486. Of these students, 4,299 are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
SUNY College at Potsdam is the largest music school in Potsdam, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 23 students graduated from the Music program at SUNY College at Potsdam.
A total of 34 students graduated with credentials in music from music schools in Potsdam in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Potsdam's music schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,494 per year in instate tuition and $26,394 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for music related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,570 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $9,724.
Many music graduates choose to work as musicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Potsdam, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,230 musicians in New York. Of these musicians, 90 were working in the greater Potsdam area. By the year 2018, the number of musicians is expected to increase by 6% in Potsdam. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.
As a musician in Potsdam, you can expect to make an average salary of $49,370 per year. This is the same as the average salary for musicians in the state.