Scranton has a total population of 76,415 and a student population of 13,032. Of these students, 3,471 are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Scranton's largest music school is Marywood University. In 2010, Marywood University graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in music.
A reported 6 students graduated with credentials in music in Scranton in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,270 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a music program in Scranton. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,498 per year, on average, for room and board at Scranton-based music schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,870.
If you decide to work as a musician in Scranton, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 3,350 musicians in Pennsylvania, 80 were working in the greater Scranton area. The number of musicians in Scranton is expected to decrease by -7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a musician in Scranton is $31,960 per year, which is the same as the average for musicians state-wide.