With an overall population of 48,950 and a student population of 24,399, approximately 22,529 of Harrisburg students attend one of Harrisburg's schools that offer visual communications programs.
Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg is the largest visual communications school in Harrisburg, based on student population. In 2010, Harrisburg Area Community College-Harrisburg graduated approximately 34 students with credentials in visual communications.
In 2010, 45 students graduated with a visual communications degree in Harrisburg. If you decide to attend a visual communications school in Harrisburg, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $3,480.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for visual communications related books and supplies each year.
If you plan on staying in Harrisburg after graduating from visual communications school, you should know that job prospects for visual communications professionals in Harrisburg, which is the most popular visual communications profession, are not very good. There were 10,550 visual communications professionals working in Pennsylvania and 320 working in the greater Harrisburg area in 2010. The number of visual communications professionals in Harrisburg is expected to decrease 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 Harrisburg is $36,450 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for visual communications professionals.