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Visual Communications in Kansas

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Schools Offering Visual Communications Programs in Kansas

Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Kansas receive visual communications degrees every year. That means an estimated 159 visual communications professionals graduate from Kansas' 18 visual communications schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kansas that has a visual communications program is Southwestern College. Southwestern College, which was ranked 46th in the country in 2010, is located in Winfield. In 2010, no students graduated from Southwestern College's visual communications program. Tuition at Southwestern College was $20,656 per year.

Washburn Institute of Technology, which was ranked 59th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Kansas that has a visual communications program. It is located in Topeka. In 2010, 8 students graduated from Washburn Institute of Technology visual communications program.

The third-ranked school in Kansas with a visual communications program is University of Kansas, which is located in Lawrence. In 2010, it was ranked 63rd nationwide. In 2010, University of Kansas graduated 85 students from its visual communications programs. Students at University of Kansas paid $8,733 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Kansas' visual communications schools ranges from $20,656 per year to $2,080 per year. But, the average tuition is $6,536 per year. The Kansas visual communications schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Southwestern College - located in Winfield, students are charged $20,656 per year
  2. Kansas Wesleyan University - located in Salina, students are charged $20,200 per year
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Wichita - located in Wichita, students are charged $18,048 per year

The visual communications schools in Kansas that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Allen County Community College - located in Iola, students are charged $2,080 per year
  2. Seward County Community College and Area Technical School - located in Liberal, students are charged $2,080 per year
  3. Garden City Community College - located in Garden City, students are charged $2,112 per year

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

Some of the most popular jobs visual communications graduates in Kansas pursue include video editor, audio visual technician, and artist. Kansas had 2,270 visual communications professionals in 2010. 1,990 of these visual communications professionals were graphic designers, 120 were video editors, and 130 were audio visual technicians. The largest populations of Kansas visual communications professional are working in the following counties:

  1. Butler County - 400 visual communications professionals
  2. Allen County - 340 visual communications professionals
  3. Jackson County - 120 visual communications professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that, by 2018, the number of visual communications professionals in the state of Kansas will grow to 3,580. This would require a 10% growth in the field.


On average, visual communications professionals earn $38,443 per year. But, salaries for visual communications professional can vary. In 2010, visual communications professional made as little as less than $19,450 per year or as much as more than $71,740 per year in Kansas. On average visual communications professional earn the most in the following Kansas counties:

  1. Jackson County - $43,310 per year
  2. Butler County - $39,940 per year
  3. Geary County - $38,160 per year

The following counties in Kansas have the lowest average salaries for visual communications professional:

  1. Allen County - $33,175 per year
  2. Douglas County - $34,060 per year
  3. Geary County - $38,160 per year

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

  1. Artist - $43,670 per year
  2. Graphic Designer - $39,860 per year
  3. Audio Visual Technician - $37,520 per year

On average, the lowest paid visual communications professionals in Kansas were:

  1. Audio Visual Technician - $37,520 per year
  2. Video Editor - $32,720 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in visual communications in Kansas 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 Kansas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Visual Communications in Kansas
  • Master's Degree in Visual Communications in Kansas
  • Certificate in Visual Communications in Kansas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Graphic Designers 1,990 $39,860 3.1%
Audio and Video Equipment Technicians 130 $37,520 -27.8%
Film and Video Editors 120 $32,720 71.4%
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators 30 $43,670

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