Athens has a general population of 100,266 and an overall student population of 40,242. Approximately 34,885 of Athens's students are enrolled in schools that offer language programs.
University of Georgia is the largest language school in Athens, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 110 students graduated from the Language program at University of Georgia.
A reported 270 students graduated with credentials in language in Athens in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Athens's language schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,000 per year in instate tuition and $36,210 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $960 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a language program in Athens. 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 language schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many language graduates choose to work as language professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Athens, your job prospects are good. There were 2,140 language professionals working in Georgia and 50 working in the greater Athens area in 2010. The number of language professionals in Athens is expected to increase by 24% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for language professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a language professional in Athens is $59,000 per year, which is lower than the average for language professionals state-wide.