Gainesville has a general population of 95,447 and an overall student population of 66,405. Approximately 50,691 of Gainesville's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Gainesville, the largest communications school, by student population, is University of Florida. Approximately 75 students graduated in 2010 from University of Florida with credentials in communications.
In 2010, 75 students graduated with a communications degree in Gainesville. Tuition in 2009 at Gainesville's communications schools was $16,183 per year for instate students and $35,554 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $990 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Gainesville-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $7,500 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,683.
If you plan on staying in Gainesville after graduating from communications school, you should know that job prospects for communications professionals in Gainesville, which is the most popular communications profession, are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 56 communications professionals in Florida were working in the greater Gainesville area. The number of communications professionals in Gainesville is expected to decrease by -4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Gainesville is $37,850 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.