Boone has a general population of 13,472 and an overall student population of 16,968. Approximately 16,968 of Boone's students are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
The largest visual communications school in Boone, by student population, is Appalachian State University. In 2010, Appalachian State University graduated approximately 33 students from its visual communications program.
In 2010, 57 students graduated with a visual communications degree from one of Boone's visual communications schools. Tuition in 2009 at Boone's visual communications schools was $14,391 per year for instate students and $25,012 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $700 for visual communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Boone-based visual communications schools, you will have an added expense of $6,400 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in visual communications, if you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Boone, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 6,850 visual communications professionals in North Carolina, 280 were working in the greater Boone area. The number of visual communications professionals in Boone is expected to increase by 9% 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 Boone is $31,770 per year, which is lower than the average for visual communications professionals state-wide.