Louisville has a general population of 256,231 and an overall student population of 56,296. Approximately 21,016 of Louisville's students are enrolled in schools that offer language programs.
The largest language school in Louisville, by student population, is University of Louisville. In 2010, University of Louisville graduated approximately 31 students from its language program.
In 2010, 48 students graduated with a language degree in Louisville. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,686 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Louisville language schools was an average of $31,014 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for language related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Louisville-based language schools, you will have an added expense of $6,602 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,084.
If you plan on staying in Louisville after graduating from language school, you should know that job prospects for language professionals in Louisville, which is the most popular language profession, are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 language professionals in Kentucky were working in the greater Louisville area. Louisville's language professional workforce is projected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for language professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a language professional in Louisville is $65,720 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for language professionals.