Huntsville has a total population of 35,078 and a student population of 16,850. Of these students, 16,772 are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
Of the 1 visual communications schools in Huntsville, the largest visual communications school, by student population, is Sam Houston State University. In 2010, Sam Houston State University graduated approximately 28 students from its visual communications program.
In 2010, 28 students graduated with a visual communications degree in Huntsville. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,870 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Huntsville visual communications schools was an average of $26,180 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,063 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a visual communications program in Huntsville. And if you live on campus at one of the Huntsville-based visual communications schools, you will have an added expense of $6,744 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in visual communications, if you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Huntsville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 15,420 visual communications professionals in Texas, 40 were working in the greater Huntsville area. Huntsville's visual communications professional workforce is projected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. 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 Huntsville is $25,510 per year, which is lower than the average for visual communications professionals state-wide.