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 language programs.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the largest language school in Champaign, based on student population. Approximately 78 students graduated in 2010 from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with credentials in language.
In 2010, 188 students graduated with a language degree in Champaign. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,522 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Champaign language schools was an average of $39,664 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for language related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Champaign-based language schools, you will have an added expense of $9,284 per year, on average, for room and board. 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 Champaign, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 7,000 language professionals in Illinois, 90 were working in the greater Champaign area. The number of language professionals in Champaign is expected to increase by 18% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for language professionals.
As a language professional in Champaign, you can expect to make an average salary of $66,820 per year. This is higher than the average salary for language professionals in the state.