Traverse City has a total population of 14,532 and a student population of 5,065. Of these students, 5,065 are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
Of the 1 visual communications schools in Traverse City, the largest visual communications school, by student population, is Northwestern Michigan College. In 2010, Northwestern Michigan College graduated approximately 11 students from its visual communications program.
A reported 11 students graduated with credentials in visual communications in Traverse City in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Traverse City's visual communications schools was $16,891 per year for instate students and $18,203 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for visual communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,448 per year, on average, for room and board at Traverse City-based visual communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,443.
Many visual communications graduates choose to work as visual communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Traverse City, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 28 visual communications professionals in Michigan were working in the greater Traverse City area. The government projects that the number of visual communications professionals in Traverse City will 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 Traverse City is $32,170 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for visual communications professionals.