Commerce has a general population of 7,669 and an overall student population of 9,021. Approximately 9,021 of Commerce's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Texas A & M University-Commerce is the largest art school in Commerce, based on student population. In 2010, Texas A & M University-Commerce graduated approximately 14 students from its art program.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with an art degree in Commerce. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,320 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Commerce art schools was an average of $25,660 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,090 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Commerce, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,860 artists in Texas, 640 were working in the greater Commerce area. The number of artists in Commerce is expected to increase by 18% 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 Commerce is $64,480 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for artists.