With an overall population of 21,342 and a student population of 22,647, approximately 22,647 of Athens students attend one of Athens's schools that offer visual communications programs.
Athens's largest visual communications school is Ohio University-Main Campus. Approximately 30 students graduated in 2010 from Ohio University-Main Campus with credentials in visual communications.
A total of 52 students graduated with credentials in visual communications from visual communications schools in Athens in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,905 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Athens visual communications schools was an average of $31,869 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $873 for visual communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,408 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you 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 Athens, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 58 visual communications professionals in Ohio were working in the greater Athens area. The number of visual communications professionals in Athens is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Athens is $25,840 per year, which is lower than the average for visual communications professionals state-wide.