Bethlehem has a total population of 71,329 and a student population of 20,642. Of these students, 6,996 are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
Bethlehem's largest visual communications school is Lehigh University. In 2010, approximately 15 students graduated from the Visual Communications program at Lehigh University.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a visual communications degree from one of Bethlehem's visual communications schools. If you decide to attend a visual communications school in Bethlehem, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $38,630.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for visual communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,200 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many visual communications graduates choose to work as visual communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Bethlehem, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 10,550 visual communications professionals in Pennsylvania. Of these visual communications professionals, 430 were working in the greater Bethlehem area. The government projects that the number of visual communications professionals in Bethlehem will decrease by -1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
As a visual communications professional in Bethlehem, you can expect to make an average salary of $40,980 per year. This is higher than the average salary for visual communications professionals in the state.