San Jose has a general population of 894,943 and an overall student population of 56,775. Approximately 31,280 of San Jose's students are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
The largest visual communications school in San Jose, by student population, is San Jose State University. In 2010, San Jose State University graduated approximately 24 students with credentials in visual communications.
In 2010, 47 students graduated with a visual communications degree from one of San Jose's visual communications schools. Tuition in 2009 at San Jose's visual communications schools was $21,336 per year for instate students and $32,496 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,734 for visual communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,017 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,174.
After graduating with your credentials in visual communications, if you decide to work as a visual communications professional in San Jose, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 40,500 visual communications professionals in California, 1,630 were working in the greater San Jose area. The government projects that the number of visual communications professionals in San Jose will increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
As a visual communications professional in San Jose, you can expect to make an average salary of $70,410 per year. This is higher than the average salary for visual communications professionals in the state.