Grand Junction has a general population of 41,986 and an overall student population of 7,859. Approximately 7,042 of Grand Junction's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
The largest communications school in Grand Junction, by student population, is Mesa State College. In 2010, Mesa State College graduated approximately 29 students with credentials in communications.
In 2010, 37 students graduated with a communications degree in Grand Junction. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $5,338 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,748 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a communications program in Grand Junction. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,507 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many communications graduates choose to work as communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Grand Junction, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,620 communications professionals in Colorado, 50 were working in the greater Grand Junction area. The number of communications professionals in Grand Junction is expected to increase by 2% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
As a communications professional in Grand Junction, you can expect to make an average salary of $51,770 per year. This is higher than the average salary for communications professionals in the state.