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Visual Communications Schools In Idaho

Idaho has 5 accredited visual communications schools where visual communications faculty who teach visual communications classes can find employment. The trends in Idaho's visual communications academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in visual communications includes visual communications training at the following levels:


  1. Boise State University

    1910 University Dr, Boise, Idaho 83725

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Idaho

    875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow, Idaho 83844-2282

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. ITT Technical Institute-Boise

    12302 W. Explorer Dr, Boise, Idaho 83713-1529

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. North Idaho College

    1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814-2199

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. College of Southern Idaho

    315 Falls Ave., Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Idaho Vs. National Visual Communications Employment

Idaho 990
National 270,000

Of all of the visual communications professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of Idaho.

Employment Growth for Visual communications professionals In Idaho

1,100 1,160 1,110 1,080 990
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Idaho, the field of visual communications is shrinking. In 2010 there were 110 less visual communications professionals working in Idaho than there were in 2006. This represents a 10% decline in the field. This is faster than the trend for visual communications professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of visual communications professionals has grown by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Visual Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Idaho

$43,230 $36,370 $37,490 $37,320 $37,360
$39,304 $39,293 $42,361 $42,993 $44,477
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Visual Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to visual communications professionals are declining in Idaho. The mean salary for visual communications professionals in 2006 was $43,230 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $37,360 per year.

Salary percentiles for Visual communications professionals in Idaho

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This represents a decline in salaries of 16%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of Idaho, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of visual communications. The pay differential between the highest paid visual communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 186%

Average Salaries for Visual communications professionals and related professions in Idaho

Computer Animation
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Interior Design
Visual Communications
Web Design

In Idaho, visual communications professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of visual communications professionals is decreasing in Idaho state, the number of students graduating from the 5 accredited visual communications schools in Idaho state is increasing. In 2006, 43 students graduated from visual communications courses in Idaho. And in 2010, 59 students graduated.

This represents a 37% increase in the number of visual communications degree or certificate school graduates in Idaho state. A majority of these graduates, or 43%, graduated with a associate's degree in visual communications.

Visual Communications Faculty Salaries in Idaho

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