Morgantown has a general population of 26,809 and an overall student population of 29,251. Approximately 28,898 of Morgantown's students are enrolled in schools that offer visual communications programs.
Of the 1 visual communications schools in Morgantown, the largest visual communications school, by student population, is West Virginia University. In 2010, approximately 72 students graduated from the Visual Communications program at West Virginia University.
A reported 73 students graduated with credentials in visual communications in Morgantown in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,034 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Morgantown visual communications schools was an average of $27,132 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,178 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a visual communications program in Morgantown. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,770 per year, on average, for room and board at Morgantown-based visual communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in visual communications, if you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Morgantown, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 800 visual communications professionals in West Virginia, 50 were working in the greater Morgantown area. Morgantown's visual communications professional workforce is projected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for visual communications professionals.
As a visual communications professional in Morgantown, you can expect to make an average salary of $32,380 per year. This is higher than the average salary for visual communications professionals in the state.