Asheville has a total population of 68,889 and a student population of 11,736. Of these students, 3,897 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
The largest art school in Asheville, by student population, is University of North Carolina at Asheville. In 2010, University of North Carolina at Asheville graduated approximately 38 students with credentials in art.
A reported 51 students graduated with credentials in art in Asheville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,970 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Asheville art schools was an average of $26,687 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $850 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,890 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in art, if you decide to work as an artist in Asheville, your job prospects are not very good. By the year 2018, the number of artists is expected to increase by 6% in Asheville. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.