North Adams has a general population of 14,681 and an overall student population of 1,962. Approximately 1,962 of North Adams's students are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
The largest visual communications school in North Adams, by student population, is Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. In 2010, approximately 17 students graduated from the Visual Communications program at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a visual communications degree in North Adams. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,702 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all North Adams visual communications schools was an average of $26,647 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $950 for visual communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,868 per year, on average, for room and board at North Adams-based visual communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in North Adams after graduating from visual communications school, you should know that job prospects for visual communications professionals in North Adams, which is the most popular visual communications profession, are not very good. There were 7,880 visual communications professionals working in Massachusetts and 60 working in the greater North Adams area in 2010. The government projects that the number of visual communications professionals in North Adams will increase by 3% 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 North Adams is $43,040 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for visual communications professionals.