Laredo has a total population of 176,576 and a student population of 15,922. Of these students, 6,419 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Texas A & M International University is the largest art school in Laredo, based on student population. In 2010, Texas A & M International University graduated approximately 8 students from its art program.
A reported 8 students graduated with credentials in art in Laredo in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Laredo's art schools, you can expect to pay an average of $15,667 per year in instate tuition and $22,315 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,750 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,918 per year, on average, for room and board at Laredo-based art schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,749.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Laredo, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of artists in Laredo will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for artists.