Fredericksburg has a total population of 19,279 and a student population of 5,710. Of these students, 5,381 are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Of the 1 art schools in Fredericksburg, the largest art school, by student population, is University of Mary Washington. In 2010, University of Mary Washington graduated approximately 20 students from its art program.
A reported 32 students graduated with credentials in art in Fredericksburg in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,500 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fredericksburg art schools was an average of $30,228 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for art related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fredericksburg-based art schools, you will have an added expense of $8,776 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,240.
If you plan on staying in Fredericksburg after graduating from art school, you should know that job prospects for artists in Fredericksburg, which is the most popular art profession, are average. There were 550 artists working in Virginia and 1,630 working in the greater Fredericksburg area in 2010. Fredericksburg's artist workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for artists.
As an artist in Fredericksburg, you can expect to make an average salary of $82,360 per year. This is higher than the average salary for artists in the state.