With an overall population of 25,944 and a student population of 2,476, approximately 2,476 of Columbus students attend one of Columbus's schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Columbus, the largest communications school, by student population, is Mississippi University for Women. In 2010, approximately 9 students graduated from the Communications program at Mississippi University for Women.
In 2010, 9 students graduated with a communications degree from one of Columbus's communications schools. If you decide to attend one of Columbus's communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $13,802 per year in instate tuition and $21,430 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,164 per year, on average, for room and board at Columbus-based communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,638.
After graduating with your credentials in communications, if you decide to work as a communications professional in Columbus, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 1,150 communications professionals in Mississippi, 200 were working in the greater Columbus area. Columbus's communications professional workforce is projected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
As a communications professional in Columbus, you can expect to make an average salary of $25,640 per year. This is lower than the average salary for communications professionals in the state.