With an overall population of 8,075 and a student population of 5,532, approximately 5,532 of Oakdale students attend one of Oakdale's schools that offer visual communications programs.
Oakdale's largest visual communications school is Dowling College. In 2010, Dowling College graduated approximately 11 students with credentials in visual communications.
A reported 11 students graduated with credentials in visual communications in Oakdale in 2010. In 2009 tuition at visual communications schools in Oakdale was $22,850 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a visual communications program in Oakdale. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,200 per year, on average, for room and board at Oakdale-based visual communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $26,950.
Many visual communications graduates choose to work as visual communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Oakdale, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 visual communications professionals in New York were working in the greater Oakdale area. Oakdale's visual communications professional workforce is projected to increase by 1% 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 Oakdale is $47,110 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for visual communications professionals.