Mount Pleasant has a general population of 25,946 and an overall student population of 27,472. Approximately 27,247 of Mount Pleasant's students are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
The largest visual communications school in Mount Pleasant, by student population, is Central Michigan University. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Visual Communications program at Central Michigan University.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a visual communications degree in Mount Pleasant. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,297 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Mount Pleasant visual communications schools was an average of $33,797 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for visual communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,896 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many visual communications graduates choose to work as visual communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Mount Pleasant, your job prospects are average. There were 7,180 visual communications professionals working in Michigan and 280 working in the greater Mount Pleasant area in 2010. The number of visual communications professionals in Mount Pleasant is expected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a visual communications professional in Mount Pleasant is $30,890 per year, which is lower than the average for visual communications professionals state-wide.