With an overall population of 5,586 and a student population of 8,253, approximately 8,253 of Shippensburg students attend one of Shippensburg's schools that offer art programs.
The largest art school in Shippensburg, by student population, is Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. Approximately 37 students graduated in 2010 from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania with credentials in art.
In 2010, 37 students graduated with an art degree in Shippensburg. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,256 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Shippensburg art schools was an average of $25,692 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for art related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,086 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,558.
If you decide to work as an artist in Shippensburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 1,800 artists in Pennsylvania. Of these artists, 40 were working in the greater Shippensburg area. The number of artists in Shippensburg is expected to increase by 12% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an artist in Shippensburg is $51,760 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for artists.