La Plata has a general population of 6,551 and an overall student population of 8,810. Approximately 8,810 of La Plata's students are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
College of Southern Maryland is the largest visual communications school in La Plata, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 2 students graduated from the Visual Communications program at College of Southern Maryland.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a visual communications certificate in La Plata. In 2009 tuition at visual communications schools in La Plata was $2,952 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for visual communications related books and supplies every year.
Many visual communications graduates choose to work as visual communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in La Plata, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 6,060 visual communications professionals in Maryland. Of these visual communications professionals, 4,910 were working in the greater La Plata area. The government projects that the number of visual communications professionals in La Plata will increase by 6% by the year 2018. 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 La Plata is $57,920 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for visual communications professionals.