Fredericksburg has a general population of 19,279 and an overall student population of 5,710. Approximately 5,381 of Fredericksburg's students are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
University of Mary Washington is the largest visual communications school in Fredericksburg, based on student population. In 2010, University of Mary Washington graduated approximately 15 students from its visual communications program.
A reported 15 students graduated with credentials in visual communications in Fredericksburg in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fredericksburg's visual communications schools was $18,500 per year for instate students and $30,228 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a visual communications program in Fredericksburg. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,776 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,240.
If you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Fredericksburg, 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 Fredericksburg area. By the year 2018, the number of visual communications professionals is expected to increase by 15% in Fredericksburg. 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 Fredericksburg is $57,920 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for visual communications professionals.