With an overall population of 45,054 and a student population of 6,029, approximately 1,383 of Kirkland students attend one of Kirkland's schools that offer music programs.
Northwest University is the largest music school in Kirkland, based on student population. In 2010, Northwest University graduated approximately 7 students from its music program.
A total of 9 students graduated with credentials in music from music schools in Kirkland in 2010. In 2009 tuition at music schools in Kirkland was $21,994 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for music related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Kirkland-based music schools, you will have an added expense of $6,724 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $25,684.
Many music graduates choose to work as musicians after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Kirkland, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 musicians in Washington State were working in the greater Kirkland area. The number of musicians in Kirkland is expected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for musicians.