Lafayette has a general population of 110,257 and an overall student population of 22,602. Approximately 16,361 of Lafayette's students are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
The largest visual communications school in Lafayette, by student population, is University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In 2010, University of Louisiana at Lafayette graduated approximately 18 students from its visual communications program.
A reported 31 students graduated with credentials in visual communications in Lafayette in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Lafayette's visual communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $12,764 per year in instate tuition and $21,336 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for visual communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lafayette-based visual communications schools, you will have an added expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,614.
After graduating with your credentials in visual communications, if you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Lafayette, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 2,330 visual communications professionals in Louisiana. Of these visual communications professionals, 180 were working in the greater Lafayette area. By the year 2018, the number of visual communications professionals is expected to increase by 4% in Lafayette. This projected 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 Lafayette is $30,750 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for visual communications professionals.