Photography in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Photography Programs in Massachusetts


Each year, roughly 0.2% of Massachusetts students graduate with degrees in photography. Thus, Massachusetts' 13 photography schools put out approximately 344 photographers each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a photography program is Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Massachusetts College of Art and Design, which was ranked 33rd in the country in 2010, is located in Boston. 41 students graduated with a degree in photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010. Students at Massachusetts College of Art and Design paid $9,000 per year in tuition fees.

Lesley University, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a photography program. It is located in Cambridge. 31 students graduated with degree in photography from Lesley University in 2010. Lesley University charged in-state students $29,525 in tuition fees per year.

Fitchburg State University, which was ranked 39th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a photography program. It is located in Fitchburg. 10 students graduated with degree in photography from Fitchburg State University in 2010. Tuition at Fitchburg State University was $7,800 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Massachusetts' photography schools ranges from $41,982 per year to $3,720 per year. But, the average tuition is $14,404 per year. The Massachusetts photography schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Bard College at Simon's Rock - located in Great Barrington, students are charged $41,982 per year
  2. Lesley University - located in Cambridge, students are charged $29,525 per year
  3. Montserrat College of Art - located in Beverly, students are charged $24,900 per year

The following Massachusetts photography schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Massasoit Community College - located in Brockton, students are charged $3,720 per year
  2. Springfield Technical Community College - located in Springfield, students are charged $4,386 per year
  3. Bridgewater State University - located in Bridgewater, students are charged $7,053 per year

A photography degree from a Massachusetts school... what next?

The highest percentage of photography graduates in Massachusetts pursue careers as a photographer. In 2010, there were 1,430 photographers working in Massachusetts. The following counties have the largest number of Massachusetts photographers:

  1. Bristol County - 750 photographers
  2. Middlesex County - 240 photographers
  3. Hartford County - 110 photographers

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 4,230 photographers will be working in Massachusetts state. This would require the number of photographers to grow by 9%.

Salary

On average, a photographer earns a salary of $39,580 per year in Massachusetts state. In 2010, however, some Massachusetts photographers earned as little as less than $17,610 per year or as much as more than $74,030 per year. On average a photographer earns the most in the following Massachusetts counties:

  1. Bristol County - $47,050 per year
  2. Middlesex County - $33,270 per year
  3. Hartford County - $28,920 per year

A photographer in the following counties in Massachusetts make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Essex County - $25,560 per year
  2. Hartford County - $28,920 per year
  3. Middlesex County - $33,270 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in photography in Massachusetts and to compare salaries with various related fields such as photography or design, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Photography in Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Photography in Massachusetts
  • Certificate in Photography in Massachusetts

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,255 miles from location Bridgewater State University Bridgewater MA 31.299 32% 10,774
5,259 miles from location Salem State University Salem MA 26.9378 31% 10,125
5,251 miles from location University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth North Dartmouth MA 27.8038 32% 9,302
5,257 miles from location Massasoit Community College Brockton MA 10.1667 n/a 7,941
5,305 miles from location Fitchburg State University Fitchburg MA 60.4816 33% 7,043
5,337 miles from location Springfield Technical Community College Springfield MA 13.0038 n/a 6,782
5,268 miles from location Lesley University Cambridge MA 61.0844 22% 6,173
5,267 miles from location Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston MA 66.6578 38% 2,422
5,267 miles from location The New England Institute of Art Brookline MA 26.5632 96% 1,615
5,379 miles from location Bard College at Simon's Rock Great Barrington MA 30.8743 64% 431
5,259 miles from location Montserrat College of Art Beverly MA 20.4855 n/a 339
5,342 miles from location Hallmark Institute of Photography Turners Falls MA 36.3702 52% 164
5,267 miles from location New England School of Photography Boston MA 24.94 52% 119
 

Curious what studying Photography gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Massachusetts

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Photographers + 1,430 $39,580 12.6%
2
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture + 460 $65,470 -23.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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