Virginia contains thirteen schools that offer multimedia design programs. Eastern Mennonite University, the highest-ranking multimedia design school in VA, has a total student population of 1,525 and is the 300th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 13 multimedia design schools in Virginia, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, The Art Institute of Washington comes out as the most expensive ($42,518/yr), with Virginia Highlands Community College as the lowest recorded at only $5,678/yr.
Multimedia Design students from Virginia schools who go on to become multimedia designers, interactive media designers, media designers, digital media designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 28,800 people working as multimedia artists and animators alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $62,810. Also, Graphic designers make on average $47,820 per year and there are about 200,870 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Virginia alone, there are 5,700 employed graphic designers earning an average yearly salary of $51,850. Multimedia artists and animators in this state earn $56,790/yr and there are 550 employed.
Also, within the multimedia design schools in Virginia, the average student population is 3,287 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 16 to 1. Aside from multimedia design, there are 3782 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,568 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $4,181, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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