If you decide that you want to get an art degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 art schools in Durham, North Carolina. Durham has a general population of 187,035 and an overall student population of 29,266. Approximately 22,937 of Durham's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Of the 2 art schools in Durham, the largest art school, by student population, is Duke University. In 2010, Duke University graduated approximately 19 students with credentials in art.
A reported 32 students graduated with credentials in art in Durham in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $34,147 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Durham art schools was an average of $39,182 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,365 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Durham-based art schools, you will have an added expense of $8,842 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,132.
If you plan on staying in Durham after graduating from art school, you should know that job prospects for artists in Durham, which is the most popular art profession, are good. There were 1,900 artists working in North Carolina and 140 working in the greater Durham area in 2010. The government projects that the number of artists in Durham will increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an artist in Durham is $55,740 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for artists.
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