Lowell has a total population of 105,167 and a student population of 14,517. Of these students, 13,602 are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
Of the 1 visual communications schools in Lowell, the largest visual communications school, by student population, is University of Massachusetts-Lowell. Approximately 0 students graduated in 2010 from University of Massachusetts-Lowell with credentials in visual communications.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,148 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lowell visual communications schools was an average of $34,168 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for visual communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,475 per year, on average, for room and board at Lowell-based visual communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,513.
After graduating with your credentials in visual communications, if you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Lowell, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 7,880 visual communications professionals in Massachusetts. Of these visual communications professionals, 140 were working in the greater Lowell area. The number of visual communications professionals in Lowell is expected to increase by 3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
As a visual communications professional in Lowell, you can expect to make an average salary of $49,300 per year. This is higher than the average salary for visual communications professionals in the state.