Fort Collins has a total population of 118,652 and a student population of 30,029. Of these students, 28,902 are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
The largest communications school in Fort Collins, by student population, is Colorado State University. In 2010, Colorado State University graduated approximately 143 students with credentials in communications.
A reported 157 students graduated with credentials in communications in Fort Collins in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Fort Collins's communications schools was $18,054 per year for instate students and $33,976 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,126 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a communications program in Fort Collins. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,378 per year, on average, for room and board at Fort Collins-based communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a communications professional in Fort Collins, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 13 communications professionals in Colorado were working in the greater Fort Collins area. The number of communications professionals in Fort Collins is expected to decrease by -10% 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 Fort Collins is $45,600 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.