Harlingen has a total population of 57,564 and a student population of 6,127. Of these students, 5,988 are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
The largest visual communications school in Harlingen, by student population, is Texas State Technical College Harlingen. In 2010, Texas State Technical College Harlingen graduated approximately 23 students with credentials in visual communications.
In 2010, 23 students graduated with a visual communications degree in Harlingen. Tuition in 2009 at Harlingen's visual communications schools was $14,818 per year for instate students and $19,174 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,413 for visual communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,450 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $7,111.
After graduating with your credentials in visual communications, if you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Harlingen, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 15,420 visual communications professionals in Texas. Of these visual communications professionals, 70 were working in the greater Harlingen area. The number of visual communications professionals in Harlingen is expected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
As a visual communications professional in Harlingen, you can expect to make an average salary of $26,160 per year. This is lower than the average salary for visual communications professionals in the state.