With an overall population of 64,249 and a student population of 10,424, approximately 338 of Portland students attend one of Portland's schools that offer visual communications programs.
The largest visual communications school in Portland, by student population, is Maine College of Art. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Visual Communications program at Maine College of Art.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a visual communications degree in Portland. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,280 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $2,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a visual communications program in Portland. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,700 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $31,580.
After graduating with your credentials in visual communications, if you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Portland, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 950 visual communications professionals in Maine, 260 were working in the greater Portland area. Portland's visual communications professional workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This anticipated 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 Portland is $41,200 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for visual communications professionals.