Columbus has a total population of 25,944 and a student population of 2,476. Of these students, 2,476 are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
Mississippi University for Women is the largest visual communications school in Columbus, based on student population. Approximately 17 students graduated in 2010 from Mississippi University for Women with credentials in visual communications.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a visual communications degree in Columbus. If you decide to attend one of Columbus's visual communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,802 per year in instate tuition and $21,430 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for visual communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,164 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,638.
If you plan on staying in Columbus after graduating from visual communications school, you should know that job prospects for visual communications professionals in Columbus, which is the most popular visual communications profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 visual communications professionals in Mississippi were working in the greater Columbus area. By the year 2018, the number of visual communications professionals is expected to increase by 13% in Columbus. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
As a visual communications professional in Columbus, you can expect to make an average salary of $30,190 per year. This is higher than the average salary for visual communications professionals in the state.