Boulder has a total population of 94,673 and a student population of 34,443. Of these students, 33,010 are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Boulder's largest communications school is University of Colorado Boulder. Approximately 244 students graduated in 2010 from University of Colorado Boulder with credentials in communications.
In 2010, 244 students graduated with a communications degree in Boulder. If you decide to attend one of Boulder's communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $24,757 per year in instate tuition and $45,011 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,749 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a communications program in Boulder. And if you live on campus at one of the Boulder-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $10,378 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Boulder after graduating from communications school, you should know that job prospects for communications professionals in Boulder, which is the most popular communications profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,840 communications professionals in Colorado, 240 were working in the greater Boulder area. The number of communications professionals in Boulder is expected to decrease by -10% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Boulder is $55,610 per year, which is higher than the average for communications professionals state-wide.