Akron has a total population of 217,074 and a student population of 27,666. Of these students, 25,959 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Akron's largest art school is University of Akron Main Campus. In 2010, approximately 37 students graduated from the Art program at University of Akron Main Campus.
In 2010, 70 students graduated with an art degree in Akron. Tuition in 2009 at Akron's art schools was $20,869 per year for instate students and $30,117 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Akron-based art schools, you will have an added expense of $8,697 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,718.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Akron, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,010 artists in Ohio. Of these artists, 40 were working in the greater Akron area. Akron's artist workforce is projected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an artist in Akron is $51,060 per year, which is lower than the average for artists state-wide.