Visual Communications in Texas

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Schools Offering Visual Communications Programs in Texas


Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Texas receive visual communications degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 824 visual communications professionals graduate from Texas' 61 visual communications schools.

Top Schools

The University of Texas at Austin, which was ranked 11th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Texas that has a visual communications program. It is located in Austin. In 2010, The University of Texas at Austin graduated 85 students from its visual communications program. Tuition at The University of Texas at Austin was $9,418 per year.

Rice University, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Texas that has a visual communications program. It is located in Houston. In 2010, Rice University graduated 13 students from its visual communications program. Rice University charged in-state students $33,771 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Texas with a visual communications program is Texas A & M University, which is located in College Station. In 2010, it was ranked 15th nationwide. In 2010, 27 students graduated from Texas A & M University visual communications program. Texas A & M University charged in-state students $8,387 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Texas' visual communications schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $9,443 per year, though tuition can range from $33,771 per year to $1,024 per year. In 2010, the following Texas visual communications schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Rice University - located in Houston, students are charged $33,771 per year
  2. Baylor University - located in Waco, students are charged $29,884 per year
  3. Saint Edward's University - located in Austin, students are charged $26,484 per year

The following Texas visual communications schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Collin County Community College District - located in McKinney, students are charged $1,024 per year
  2. Kilgore College - located in Kilgore, students are charged $1,176 per year
  3. North Lake College - located in Irving, students are charged $1,230 per year

A visual communications degree from a Texas school... what next?

Video editor, audio visual technician, and artist are the professions of choice for a majority of visual communications graduates in Texas. If you decide to work as a visual communications professional in Texas, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 14,410 Texas visual communications professional as of 2010. This number includes 11,020 graphic designers, 560 video editors, and 2,540 audio visual technicians. The Texas counties with the largest populations of visual communications professional are:

  1. Collin County - 3,630 visual communications professionals
  2. Austin County - 3,520 visual communications professionals
  3. Bastrop County - 1,950 visual communications professionals

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts by 2018, an estimated 23,420 visual communications professionals will be working in Texas. This would require the number of visual communications professional to grow by 15%.

Salary

On average, visual communications professionals earn a salary of $43,798 per year in Texas state. However, this number is only an average. Visual communications professional in Texas had varying salaries from $16,500 to $129,170 per year in 2010. The following counties in Texas have the highest average salaries for visual communications professionals:

  1. Collin County - $50,283 per year
  2. Austin County - $42,908 per year
  3. Bastrop County - $41,820 per year

Visual communications professionals in the following counties in Texas make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Bee County - $26,880 per year
  2. Cameron County - $28,410 per year
  3. Cooke County - $28,660 per year

The visual communications professionals with highest average salaries in Texas were:

  1. Video Editor - $48,180 per year
  2. Graphic Designer - $44,590 per year
  3. Artist - $42,990 per year

The visual communications professionals with lowest average salaries in Texas were:

  1. Artist - $42,990 per year
  2. Audio Visual Technician - $39,430 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in visual communications in Texas and to compare salaries with various related fields such as visual communications or art, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Visual Communications in Texas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communications in Texas
  • Master's Degree in Visual Communications in Texas
  • Certificate in Visual Communications in Texas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Graphic Designers 11,020 $44,590 2.3%
2
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 2,540 $39,430 -4.2%
3
Film and Video Editors 560 $48,180 -27.3%
4
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 290 $42,990 -25.6%
 

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