Richardson has a total population of 91,802 and a student population of 16,244. Of these students, 15,783 are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
Richardson's largest visual communications school is The University of Texas at Dallas. In 2010, approximately 52 students graduated from the Visual Communications program at The University of Texas at Dallas.
In 2010, 53 students graduated with a visual communications degree in Richardson. If you decide to attend one of Richardson's visual communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,772 per year in instate tuition and $32,602 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for visual communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Richardson-based visual communications schools, you will have an added expense of $8,228 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,820.
If you plan on staying in Richardson after graduating from visual communications school, you should know that job prospects for visual communications professionals in Richardson, which is the most popular visual communications profession, are good. In 2010, there were 15,420 visual communications professionals in Texas. Of these visual communications professionals, 2,710 were working in the greater Richardson area. The number of visual communications professionals in Richardson 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 Richardson, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,070 per year. This is higher than the average salary for visual communications professionals in the state.