San Marcos has a general population of 34,733 and an overall student population of 30,803. Approximately 30,803 of San Marcos's students are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
Of the 1 visual communications schools in San Marcos, the largest visual communications school, by student population, is Texas State University-San Marcos. In 2010, Texas State University-San Marcos graduated approximately 3 students with credentials in visual communications.
In 2010, 3 students graduated with a visual communications degree from one of San Marcos's visual communications schools. If you decide to attend one of San Marcos's visual communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,148 per year in instate tuition and $24,796 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,050 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a visual communications program in San Marcos. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,392 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,278.
Many visual communications graduates choose to work as visual communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in San Marcos, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 15,420 visual communications professionals in Texas, 1,410 were working in the greater San Marcos area. San Marcos'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 San Marcos is $46,140 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for visual communications professionals.