With an overall population of 25,578 and a student population of 2,841, approximately 2,760 of Gainesville students attend one of Gainesville's schools that offer communications programs.
Brenau University is the largest communications school in Gainesville, based on student population. In 2010, Brenau University graduated approximately 7 students from its communications program.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a communications degree from one of Gainesville's communications schools. In 2009 tuition at communications schools in Gainesville was $19,356 per year, on average.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,050 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,772 per year, on average, for room and board at Gainesville-based communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $23,056.
Many communications graduates choose to work as communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Gainesville, your job prospects are good. There were 8,090 communications professionals working in Georgia and 70 working in the greater Gainesville area in 2010. Gainesville's communications professional workforce is projected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Gainesville is $30,600 per year, which is lower than the average for communications professionals state-wide.