Visual Communications Schools In Alabama

Alabama has 15 accredited visual communications schools where visual communications faculty who teach visual communications classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of visual communications and visual communications training in Alabama, which includes visual communications training at the following levels:

  • Visual Communications Certificate
  • Associates degree in Visual Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Visual Communications
  • Masters degree in Visual Communications


Schools

  1. Auburn University

    Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, Alabama 36849

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Chattahoochee Valley Community College

    2602 College Drive, Phenix City, Alabama 36869

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. James H Faulkner State Community College

    1900 US Hwy 31 S, Bay Minette, Alabama 36507-2698

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. George C Wallace State Community College-Hanceville

    801 Main St NW, Hanceville, Alabama 35077-2000

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. John C Calhoun State Community College

    6250 U S Highway 31 N, Tanner, Alabama 35671

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Lawson State Community College-Birmingham Campus

    3060 Wilson Rd SW, Birmingham, Alabama 35221-1717

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Miles College

    5500 Myron Massey Blvd, Fairfield, Alabama 35064-2621

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Oakwood University

    7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35896

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Samford University

    800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229-2240

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Shelton State Community College

    9500 Old Greensboro Rd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405-8522

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. ITT Technical Institute-Bessemer

    6270 Park South Drive, Bessemer, Alabama 35022

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. Virginia College-Birmingham

    488 Palisades Blvd., Birmingham, Alabama 35209

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. Virginia College-Huntsville

    2800 Bob Wallace Ave, Huntsville, Alabama 35805-9945

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. ITT Technical Institute-Mobile

    3100 Cottage Hill Rd Bldg 3, Mobile, Alabama 36606

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. ITT Technical Institute in Madison, AL

    9238 Madison Blvd, Ste 500, Madison, Alabama 35758

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Visual Communications Employment

Alabama 2,330
National 270,000

Of all of the visual communications professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Alabama state.

Employment Growth for Visual communications professionals In Alabama

2,260 2,410 2,430 2,460 2,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Visual Communications is a growing field in Alabama. 70 more visual communications professionals were working in Alabama in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 3%. This growth is slower than the national trend for visual communications professionals which shows a 4% increase in the number of visual communications professionals working around the nation.

Visual Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$34,355 $36,238 $36,613 $38,070 $43,052
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Alabama, as the number of visual communications professionals is growing, the salaries earned by visual communications professionals are increasing. Visual communications professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $34,355 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $43,052 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Alabama

10th percentile
$20,095
25th percentile
$25,730
50th percentile
$36,645
75th percentile
$56,230
90th percentile
$78,255

This represents a 20% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 289% pay differential between the highest paid visual communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of visual communications in Alabama.

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Alabama

Art
$50,088
Computer Animation
$47,340
Drafting
$47,705
Fashion Design
$47,400
Graphic Design
$45,010
Industrial Design
$58,860
Interior Design
$43,830
Visual Communications
$43,052
Web Design
$45,010

Visual communications professionals in Alabama earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Visual Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama

associate
12
bachelor
5
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
7
Total25

As the number of visual communications professionals is increasing in Alabama state, the number of students graduating from the 15 accredited visual communications schools in Alabama state is also increasing. In 2006, 153 students graduated from visual communications courses in Alabama. And in 2010, 157 students graduated.

Thus there was a 3% percent increase in the number of visual communications school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama. A majority of these graduates, or 48%, graduated with a associate's degree in visual communications.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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