Colorado Springs has a general population of 360,890 and an overall student population of 30,513. Approximately 9,733 of Colorado Springs's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Colorado Springs, the largest communications school, by student population, is University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Approximately 114 students graduated in 2010 from University of Colorado at Colorado Springs with credentials in communications.
In 2010, 114 students graduated with a communications degree from one of Colorado Springs's communications schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,047 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Colorado Springs communications schools was an average of $30,967 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,728 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Colorado Springs-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $7,490 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,881.
If you plan on staying in Colorado Springs after graduating from communications school, you should know that job prospects for communications professionals in Colorado Springs, which is the most popular communications profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 9 communications professionals in Colorado were working in the greater Colorado Springs area. The government projects that the number of communications professionals in Colorado Springs will decrease by -10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
As a communications professional in Colorado Springs, you can expect to make an average salary of $46,640 per year. This is higher than the average salary for communications professionals in the state.