Ithaca has a general population of 29,287 and an overall student population of 27,527. Approximately 6,894 of Ithaca's students are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
Ithaca's largest visual communications school is Ithaca College. In 2010, approximately 81 students graduated from the Visual Communications program at Ithaca College.
A reported 81 students graduated with credentials in visual communications in Ithaca in 2010. If you decide to attend a visual communications school in Ithaca, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $32,060.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a visual communications program in Ithaca. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,780 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many visual communications graduates choose to work as visual communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ithaca, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 26,140 visual communications professionals in New York. Of these visual communications professionals, 40 were working in the greater Ithaca area. The number of visual communications professionals in Ithaca is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
As a visual communications professional in Ithaca, you can expect to make an average salary of $39,580 per year. This is higher than the average salary for visual communications professionals in the state.