Athens has a total population of 100,266 and a student population of 40,242. Of these students, 34,885 are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Athens's largest communications school is University of Georgia. Approximately 109 students graduated in 2010 from University of Georgia with credentials in communications.
In 2010, 111 students graduated with a communications degree from one of Athens's communications schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,000 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Athens communications schools was an average of $36,210 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $960 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,046 per year, on average, for room and board at Athens-based communications schools. Students who live at home 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 Athens, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,520 communications professionals in Georgia, 70 were working in the greater Athens area. The government projects that the number of communications professionals in Athens will increase by 19% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
As a communications professional in Athens, you can expect to make an average salary of $42,400 per year. This is higher than the average salary for communications professionals in the state.