Lawrence has a total population of 80,098 and a student population of 30,515. Of these students, 29,242 are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
University of Kansas is the largest visual communications school in Lawrence, based on student population. In 2010, University of Kansas graduated approximately 82 students with credentials in visual communications.
In 2010, 85 students graduated with a visual communications degree in Lawrence. Tuition in 2009 at Lawrence's visual communications schools was $20,156 per year for instate students and $32,125 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for visual communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lawrence-based visual communications schools, you will have an added expense of $6,802 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,354.
If you plan on staying in Lawrence after graduating from visual communications school, you should know that job prospects for visual communications professionals in Lawrence, which is the most popular visual communications profession, are average. There were 2,920 visual communications professionals working in Kansas and 100 working in the greater Lawrence area in 2010. Lawrence's visual communications professional workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
As a visual communications professional in Lawrence, you can expect to make an average salary of $32,490 per year. This is lower than the average salary for visual communications professionals in the state.