Bellingham has a total population of 67,171 and a student population of 22,765. Of these students, 14,575 are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Bellingham, the largest communications school, by student population, is Western Washington University. In 2010, Western Washington University graduated approximately 83 students from its communications program.
In 2010, 83 students graduated with a communications degree in Bellingham. Tuition in 2009 at Bellingham's communications schools was $18,749 per year for instate students and $29,780 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,020 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Bellingham-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $8,096 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,230.
After graduating with your credentials in communications, if you decide to work as a communications professional in Bellingham, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 47 communications professionals in Washington State were working in the greater Bellingham area. The government projects that the number of communications professionals in Bellingham will decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Bellingham is $36,820 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.