West Haven has a total population of 52,360 and a student population of 5,770. Of these students, 5,770 are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
West Haven's largest communications school is University of New Haven. Approximately 12 students graduated in 2010 from University of New Haven with credentials in communications.
In 2010, 12 students graduated with a communications degree in West Haven. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $29,470 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a communications program in West Haven. And if you live on campus at one of the West Haven-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $12,372 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $34,770.
Many communications graduates choose to work as communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in West Haven, your job prospects are not very good. There were 1,410 communications professionals working in Connecticut and 180 working in the greater West Haven area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of communications professionals is expected to increase by 6% in West Haven. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
As a communications professional in West Haven, you can expect to make an average salary of $43,020 per year. This is lower than the average salary for communications professionals in the state.