Swarthmore has a general population of 6,170 and an overall student population of 1,525. Approximately 1,525 of Swarthmore's students are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
The largest visual communications school in Swarthmore, by student population, is Swarthmore College. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Visual Communications program at Swarthmore College.
In 2009 tuition at visual communications schools in Swarthmore was $37,860 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,150 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a visual communications program in Swarthmore. And if you live on campus at one of the Swarthmore-based visual communications schools, you will have an added expense of $11,740 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home 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 Swarthmore, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 10,550 visual communications professionals in Pennsylvania. Of these visual communications professionals, 3,230 were working in the greater Swarthmore area. The government projects that the number of visual communications professionals in Swarthmore 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 Swarthmore, you can expect to make an average salary of $45,590 per year. This is higher than the average salary for visual communications professionals in the state.