Richardson has a general population of 91,802 and an overall student population of 16,244. Approximately 15,783 of Richardson's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
The University of Texas at Dallas is the largest art school in Richardson, based on student population. In 2010, The University of Texas at Dallas graduated approximately 146 students from its art program.
In 2010, 146 students graduated with an art degree from one of Richardson's art schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,772 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Richardson art schools was an average of $32,602 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,228 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $13,820.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Richardson, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 4,860 artists in Texas. Of these artists, 640 were working in the greater Richardson area. The government projects that the number of artists in Richardson will increase by 18% 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 Richardson is $64,480 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for artists.