Tuscaloosa has a general population of 77,906 and an overall student population of 35,548. Approximately 28,699 of Tuscaloosa's students are enrolled in schools that offer language programs.
Tuscaloosa's largest language school is The University of Alabama. In 2010, The University of Alabama graduated approximately 14 students from its language program.
In 2010, 40 students graduated with a language degree in Tuscaloosa. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,565 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tuscaloosa language schools was an average of $33,765 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for language related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,894 per year, on average, for room and board at Tuscaloosa-based language schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Tuscaloosa after graduating from language school, you should know that job prospects for language professionals in Tuscaloosa, which is the most popular language profession, are good. There were 1,040 language professionals working in Alabama and 50 working in the greater Tuscaloosa area in 2010. The government projects that the number of language professionals in Tuscaloosa will increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for language professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a language professional in Tuscaloosa is $78,280 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for language professionals.