Salem has a general population of 24,747 and an overall student population of 8,735. Approximately 2,044 of Salem's students are enrolled in schools that offer art programs.
Roanoke College is the largest art school in Salem, based on student population. In 2010, Roanoke College graduated approximately 9 students with credentials in art.
A reported 13 students graduated with credentials in art in Salem in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $29,584 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for art related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Salem-based art schools, you will have an added expense of $9,780 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $32,834.
If you decide to work as an artist in Salem, your job prospects are average. Salem's artist workforce is projected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for artists.