Fairfax has a total population of 21,498 and a student population of 32,304. Of these students, 32,067 are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
Of the 1 visual communications schools in Fairfax, the largest visual communications school, by student population, is George Mason University. Approximately 123 students graduated in 2010 from George Mason University with credentials in visual communications.
In 2010, 123 students graduated with a visual communications degree from one of Fairfax's visual communications schools. Tuition in 2009 at Fairfax's visual communications schools was $19,314 per year for instate students and $35,298 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a visual communications program in Fairfax. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,700 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairfax-based visual communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,024.
After graduating with your credentials in visual communications, if you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Fairfax, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 8,000 visual communications professionals in Virginia. Of these visual communications professionals, 4,910 were working in the greater Fairfax area. Fairfax's visual communications professional workforce is projected to increase by 15% 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 Fairfax is $57,920 per year, which is higher than the average for visual communications professionals state-wide.