With an overall population of 11,415 and a student population of 1,689, approximately 1,689 of Sweetwater students attend one of Sweetwater's schools that offer visual communications programs.
Sweetwater's largest visual communications school is Texas State Technical College-West Texas. In 2010, Texas State Technical College-West Texas graduated approximately 20 students with credentials in visual communications.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a visual communications degree in Sweetwater. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,335 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Sweetwater visual communications schools was an average of $20,691 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,641 for visual communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,900 per year, on average, for room and board at Sweetwater-based visual communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,435.
If you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Sweetwater, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 155 visual communications professionals in Texas were working in the greater Sweetwater area. The number of visual communications professionals in Sweetwater 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 Sweetwater, you can expect to make an average salary of $31,200 per year. This is lower than the average salary for visual communications professionals in the state.