Fairbanks has a total population of 30,224 and a student population of 9,137. Of these students, 9,137 are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Fairbanks, the largest communications school, by student population, is University of Alaska Fairbanks. Approximately 22 students graduated in 2010 from University of Alaska Fairbanks with credentials in communications.
A total of 22 students graduated with credentials in communications from communications schools in Fairbanks in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,742 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Fairbanks communications schools was an average of $25,822 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,300 for communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,802 per year, on average, for room and board at Fairbanks-based communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,308.
If you decide to work as a communications professional in Fairbanks, your job prospects are not very good. There were 230 communications professionals working in Alaska and 60 working in the greater Fairbanks area in 2010. The number of communications professionals in Fairbanks is expected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Fairbanks is $54,210 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.