Anchorage has a total population of 260,283 and a student population of 19,599. Of these students, 17,276 are enrolled in schools that offer marketing programs.
Of the 1 marketing schools in Anchorage, the largest marketing school, by student population, is University of Alaska Anchorage. In 2010, University of Alaska Anchorage graduated approximately 15 students from its marketing program.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a marketing degree from one of Anchorage's marketing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,604 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Anchorage marketing schools was an average of $26,504 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,154 for marketing related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Anchorage-based marketing schools, you will have an added expense of $8,430 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,542.
Many marketing graduates choose to work as marketing professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Anchorage, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 830 marketing professionals in Alaska. Of these marketing professionals, 360 were working in the greater Anchorage area. Anchorage's marketing professional workforce is projected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for marketing professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a marketing professional in Anchorage is $71,420 per year, which is higher than the average for marketing professionals state-wide.