Columbia has a general population of 4,014 and an overall student population of 2,349. Approximately 2,349 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
The largest communications school in Columbia, by student population, is Lindsey Wilson College. Approximately 22 students graduated in 2010 from Lindsey Wilson College with credentials in communications.
A reported 22 students graduated with credentials in communications in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to attend a communications school in Columbia, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $17,870.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Columbia-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $4,595 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,618.
If you plan on staying in Columbia after graduating from communications school, you should know that job prospects for communications professionals in Columbia, which is the most popular communications profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 910 communications professionals in Kentucky, 150 were working in the greater Columbia area. The government projects that the number of communications professionals in Columbia will decrease by -10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Columbia is $18,260 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.