Stony Brook has a total population of 13,727 and a student population of 24,681. Of these students, 24,681 are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Stony Brook University is the largest music school in Stony Brook, based on student population. In 2010, Stony Brook University graduated approximately 41 students from its music program.
A total of 75 students graduated with credentials in music from music schools in Stony Brook in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Stony Brook's music schools was $18,770 per year for instate students and $26,670 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a music program in Stony Brook. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,590 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $14,148.
If you plan on staying in Stony Brook after graduating from music school, you should know that job prospects for musicians in Stony Brook, which is the most popular music profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 musicians in New York were working in the greater Stony Brook area. The number of musicians in Stony Brook is expected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.