California has a total population of 5,274 and a student population of 9,017. Of these students, 9,017 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
The largest art school in California, by student population, is California University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, approximately 24 students graduated from the Art program at California University of Pennsylvania.
A total of 57 students graduated with credentials in art from art schools in California in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at California's art schools was $20,359 per year for instate students and $23,693 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board at California-based art schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,648.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in California, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 5 artists in Pennsylvania were working in the greater California area. The government projects that the number of artists in California will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
As an artist in California, you can expect to make an average salary of $36,290 per year. This is lower than the average salary for artists in the state.