Champaign has a total population of 67,518 and a student population of 53,696. Of these students, 43,881 are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the largest communications school in Champaign, based on student population. In 2010, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduated approximately 284 students from its communications program.
In 2010, 325 students graduated with a communications degree in Champaign. Tuition in 2009 at Champaign's communications schools was $25,522 per year for instate students and $39,664 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,284 per year, on average, for room and board at Champaign-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 Champaign, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 7,530 communications professionals in Illinois, 280 were working in the greater Champaign area. Champaign's communications professional workforce is projected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. 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 Champaign is $42,110 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.