With an overall population of 5,274 and a student population of 9,017, approximately 9,017 of California students attend one of California's schools that offer visual communications programs.
California University of Pennsylvania is the largest visual communications school in California, based on student population. Approximately 11 students graduated in 2010 from California University of Pennsylvania with credentials in visual communications.
A total of 11 students graduated with credentials in visual communications from visual communications schools in California in 2010. If you decide to attend one of California's visual communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,359 per year in instate tuition and $23,693 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a visual communications program in California. And if you live on campus at one of the California-based visual communications schools, you will have an added expense of $9,320 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,648.
If you decide to work as a visual communications professional in California, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 10,550 visual communications professionals in Pennsylvania. Of these visual communications professionals, 1,570 were working in the greater California area. The number of visual communications professionals in California is expected to decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a visual communications professional in California is $37,960 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for visual communications professionals.