Abilene has a general population of 115,930 and an overall student population of 8,874. Approximately 4,813 of Abilene's students are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
Of the 1 visual communications schools in Abilene, the largest visual communications school, by student population, is Abilene Christian University. In 2010, Abilene Christian University graduated approximately 16 students with credentials in visual communications.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with a visual communications degree from one of Abilene's visual communications schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,290 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 Abilene. And if you live on campus at one of the Abilene-based visual communications schools, you will have an added expense of $7,510 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 Abilene, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 15,420 visual communications professionals in Texas, 40 were working in the greater Abilene area. By the year 2018, the number of visual communications professionals is expected to increase by 13% in Abilene. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a visual communications professional in Abilene is $35,300 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for visual communications professionals.