Erie has a general population of 103,717 and an overall student population of 18,530. Approximately 4,238 of Erie's students are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
Gannon University is the largest visual communications school in Erie, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 2 students graduated from the Visual Communications program at Gannon University.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a visual communications degree from one of Erie's visual communications schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $24,269 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a visual communications program in Erie. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,330 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $31,969.
Many visual communications graduates choose to work as visual communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Erie, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 53 visual communications professionals in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Erie area. Erie's visual communications professional workforce is projected to 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 Erie, you can expect to make an average salary of $36,710 per year. This is higher than the average salary for visual communications professionals in the state.