Bristol has a total population of 22,469 and a student population of 4,587. Of these students, 4,587 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
The largest art school in Bristol, by student population, is Roger Williams University. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Art program at Roger Williams University.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with an art degree from one of Bristol's art schools. In 2009 tuition at art schools in Bristol was $28,700 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a art program in Bristol. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $12,290 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $31,650.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bristol, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 0 artists in Rhode Island were working in the greater Bristol area. The government projects that the number of artists in Bristol will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an artist in Bristol is $57,810 per year, which is the same as the average for artists state-wide.