Mankato has a general population of 32,427 and an overall student population of 19,692. Approximately 14,955 of Mankato's students are enrolled in schools that offer language programs.
The largest language school in Mankato, by student population, is Minnesota State University-Mankato. In 2010, approximately 30 students graduated from the Language program at Minnesota State University-Mankato.
In 2010, 37 students graduated with a language degree from one of Mankato's language schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,601 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Mankato language schools was an average of $22,033 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $856 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a language program in Mankato. And if you live on campus at one of the Mankato-based language schools, you will have an added expense of $6,322 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,777.
Many language graduates choose to work as language professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Mankato, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,420 language professionals in Minnesota, 130 were working in the greater Mankato area. By the year 2018, the number of language professionals is expected to increase by 6% in Mankato. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for language professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a language professional in Mankato is $54,770 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for language professionals.