West Chester has a general population of 17,861 and an overall student population of 14,211. Approximately 14,211 of West Chester's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
West Chester's largest art school is West Chester University of Pennsylvania. In 2010, West Chester University of Pennsylvania graduated approximately 38 students with credentials in art.
A total of 42 students graduated with credentials in art from art schools in West Chester in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at West Chester's art schools was $19,967 per year for instate students and $28,299 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,320 for art related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,214 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,939.
If you decide to work as an artist in West Chester, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 1,800 artists in Pennsylvania, 210 were working in the greater West Chester area. The government projects that the number of artists in West Chester will 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 West Chester is $51,430 per year, which is higher than the average for artists state-wide.