Odessa has a total population of 90,943 and a student population of 8,859. Of these students, 5,132 are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
Of the 1 visual communications schools in Odessa, the largest visual communications school, by student population, is Odessa College. Approximately 3 students graduated in 2010 from Odessa College with credentials in visual communications.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a visual communications degree from one of Odessa's visual communications schools. Tuition in 2009 at Odessa's visual communications schools was $10,750 per year for instate students and $11,590 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,400 for visual communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,874 per year, on average, for room and board at Odessa-based visual communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,126.
After graduating with your credentials in visual communications, if you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Odessa, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 361 visual communications professionals in Texas were working in the greater Odessa area. The number of visual communications professionals in Odessa is expected to increase by 13% by the year 2018. This projected 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 Odessa is $32,520 per year, which is lower than the average for visual communications professionals state-wide.