With an overall population of 81,860 and a student population of 5,988, approximately 2,314 of Decatur students attend one of Decatur's schools that offer visual communications programs.
The largest visual communications school in Decatur, by student population, is Millikin University. In 2010, approximately 4 students graduated from the Visual Communications program at Millikin University.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a visual communications degree from one of Decatur's visual communications schools. If you decide to attend a visual communications school in Decatur, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $26,445.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for visual communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Decatur-based visual communications schools, you will have an added expense of $7,866 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Decatur after graduating from visual communications school, you should know that job prospects for visual communications professionals in Decatur, which is the most popular visual communications profession, are average. The number of visual communications professionals in Decatur is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a visual communications professional in Decatur is $30,930 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for visual communications professionals.