With an overall population of 59,954 and a student population of 16,934, approximately 16,934 of Chico students attend one of Chico's schools that offer visual communications programs.
Chico's largest visual communications school is California State University-Chico. In 2010, California State University-Chico graduated approximately 104 students with credentials in visual communications.
In 2010, 104 students graduated with a visual communications degree from one of Chico's visual communications schools. Tuition in 2009 at Chico's visual communications schools was $20,160 per year for instate students and $31,320 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,656 for visual communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,404 per year, on average, for room and board at Chico-based visual communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,164.
Many visual communications graduates choose to work as visual communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chico, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 40,500 visual communications professionals in California. Of these visual communications professionals, 70 were working in the greater Chico area. Chico's visual communications professional workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a visual communications professional in Chico is $31,800 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for visual communications professionals.