With an overall population of 29,871 and a student population of 18,858, approximately 2,453 of Poughkeepsie students attend one of Poughkeepsie's schools that offer music programs.
Of the 1 music schools in Poughkeepsie, the largest music school, by student population, is Vassar College. In 2010, Vassar College graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in music.
A reported 11 students graduated with credentials in music in Poughkeepsie in 2010. If you decide to attend a music school in Poughkeepsie, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $41,930.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $860 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a music program in Poughkeepsie. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,370 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Poughkeepsie after graduating from music school, you should know that job prospects for musicians in Poughkeepsie, which is the most popular music profession, are not very good. There were 4,230 musicians working in New York and 140 working in the greater Poughkeepsie area in 2010. Poughkeepsie's musician workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a musician in Poughkeepsie is $29,420 per year, which is the same as the average for musicians state-wide.