Johnstown has a general population of 8,511 and an overall student population of 2,732. Approximately 2,732 of Johnstown's students are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
The largest visual communications school in Johnstown, by student population, is Fulton-Montgomery Community College. In 2010, approximately 3 students graduated from the Visual Communications program at Fulton-Montgomery Community College.
A total of 3 students graduated with credentials in visual communications from visual communications schools in Johnstown in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $14,738 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Johnstown visual communications schools was an average of $17,932 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a visual communications program in Johnstown. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,500 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,238.
Many visual communications graduates choose to work as visual communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Johnstown, your job prospects are not very good. There were 26,140 visual communications professionals working in New York and 150 working in the greater Johnstown area in 2010. The number of visual communications professionals in Johnstown is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
As a visual communications professional in Johnstown, you can expect to make an average salary of $31,590 per year. This is lower than the average salary for visual communications professionals in the state.