With an overall population of 486,699 and a student population of 77,749, approximately 38,767 of Tucson students attend one of Tucson's schools that offer communications programs.
The largest communications school in Tucson, by student population, is University of Arizona. In 2010, University of Arizona graduated approximately 245 students with credentials in communications.
In 2010, 245 students graduated with a communications degree in Tucson. Tuition in 2009 at Tucson's communications schools was $20,519 per year for instate students and $35,928 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,614 per year, on average, for room and board at Tucson-based communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,871.
After graduating with your credentials in communications, if you decide to work as a communications professional in Tucson, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 8 communications professionals in Arizona were working in the greater Tucson area. The government projects that the number of communications professionals in Tucson will decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Tucson is $48,070 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.