Lancaster has a general population of 56,348 and an overall student population of 5,789. Approximately 2,175 of Lancaster's students are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Franklin and Marshall College is the largest music school in Lancaster, based on student population. In 2010, Franklin and Marshall College graduated approximately 5 students from its music program.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in music from music schools in Lancaster in 2010. If you decide to attend a music school in Lancaster, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $39,980.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a music program in Lancaster. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,430 per year, on average, for room and board at Lancaster-based music schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many music graduates choose to work as musicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Lancaster, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 8,950 musicians in Pennsylvania, 40 were working in the greater Lancaster area. By the year 2018, the number of musicians is expected to decrease by -4% in Lancaster. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.