With an overall population of 18,558 and a student population of 12,679, approximately 12,679 of Macomb students attend one of Macomb's schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Macomb, the largest communications school, by student population, is Western Illinois University. Approximately 109 students graduated in 2010 from Western Illinois University with credentials in communications.
A total of 109 students graduated with credentials in communications from communications schools in Macomb in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,692 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Macomb communications schools was an average of $25,081 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,642 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Macomb after graduating from communications school, you should know that job prospects for communications professionals in Macomb, which is the most popular communications profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 23 communications professionals in Illinois were working in the greater Macomb area. The government projects that the number of communications professionals in Macomb will increase by 9% 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 Macomb is $44,690 per year, which is lower than the average for communications professionals state-wide.