San Marcos has a total population of 34,733 and a student population of 30,803. Of these students, 30,803 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
The largest art school in San Marcos, by student population, is Texas State University-San Marcos. In 2010, Texas State University-San Marcos graduated approximately 118 students with credentials in art.
A reported 264 students graduated with credentials in art in San Marcos in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at San Marcos's art schools was $18,148 per year for instate students and $24,796 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,050 for art related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,392 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,278.
Many art graduates choose to work as artists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in San Marcos, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 artists in Texas were working in the greater San Marcos area. By the year 2018, the number of artists is expected to increase by 18% in San Marcos. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
As an artist in San Marcos, you can expect to make an average salary of $43,790 per year. This is lower than the average salary for artists in the state.