Charleston has a general population of 21,039 and an overall student population of 11,966. Approximately 11,966 of Charleston's students are enrolled in schools that offer language programs.
Eastern Illinois University is the largest language school in Charleston, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 20 students graduated from the Language program at Eastern Illinois University.
A reported 20 students graduated with credentials in language in Charleston in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Charleston's language schools was $19,877 per year for instate students and $34,217 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $120 for language related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Charleston-based language schools, you will have an added expense of $8,078 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a language professional in Charleston, your job prospects are good. There were 7,000 language professionals working in Illinois and 150 working in the greater Charleston area in 2010. The government projects that the number of language professionals in Charleston will increase by 18% 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 Charleston is $47,870 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for language professionals.