With an overall population of 416,474 and a student population of 92,079, approximately 30,427 of Atlanta students attend one of Atlanta's schools that offer communications programs.
Georgia State University is the largest communications school in Atlanta, based on student population. In 2010, Georgia State University graduated approximately 72 students from its communications program.
A reported 72 students graduated with credentials in communications in Atlanta in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Atlanta's communications schools was $22,146 per year for instate students and $40,356 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Atlanta-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $9,030 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,018.
If you plan on staying in Atlanta after graduating from communications school, you should know that job prospects for communications professionals in Atlanta, which is the most popular communications profession, are good. In 2010, of the 8,090 communications professionals in Georgia, 4,390 were working in the greater Atlanta area. By the year 2018, the number of communications professionals is expected to increase by 25% in Atlanta. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Atlanta is $43,810 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.