Erie has a total population of 103,717 and a student population of 18,530. Of these students, 4,373 are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Of the 1 music schools in Erie, the largest music school, by student population, is Mercyhurst College. In 2010, approximately 2 students graduated from the Music program at Mercyhurst College.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a music degree in Erie. In 2009 tuition at music schools in Erie was $24,351 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for music related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Erie-based music schools, you will have an added expense of $8,607 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,051.
If you plan on staying in Erie after graduating from music school, you should know that job prospects for musicians in Erie, which is the most popular music profession, are not very good. The number of musicians in Erie is expected to decrease by -7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.