With an overall population of 88,254 and a student population of 10,398, approximately 8,778 of Columbia students attend one of Columbia's schools that offer visual communications programs.
The largest visual communications school in Columbia, by student population, is Howard Community College. In 2010, Howard Community College graduated approximately 5 students with credentials in visual communications.
A total of 5 students graduated with credentials in visual communications from visual communications schools in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $3,993 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,600 for visual communications related books and supplies every year.
If you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Columbia, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 6,060 visual communications professionals in Maryland, 1,980 were working in the greater Columbia area. The government projects that the number of visual communications professionals in Columbia will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
As a visual communications professional in Columbia, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,390 per year. This is higher than the average salary for visual communications professionals in the state.