Murfreesboro has a general population of 68,816 and an overall student population of 25,929. Approximately 25,188 of Murfreesboro's students are enrolled in schools that offer music programs.
Middle Tennessee State University is the largest music school in Murfreesboro, based on student population. Approximately 47 students graduated in 2010 from Middle Tennessee State University with credentials in music.
A reported 47 students graduated with credentials in music in Murfreesboro in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,878 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Murfreesboro music schools was an average of $28,806 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for music related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,754 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,124.
Many music graduates choose to work as musicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Murfreesboro, your job prospects are average. There were 7,870 musicians working in Tennessee and 1,850 working in the greater Murfreesboro area in 2010. The government projects that the number of musicians in Murfreesboro will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for musicians.