With an overall population of 39,684 and a student population of 2,736, approximately 2,472 of Rock Island students attend one of Rock Island's schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Rock Island, the largest communications school, by student population, is Augustana College. In 2010, approximately 26 students graduated from the Communications program at Augustana College.
A total of 26 students graduated with credentials in communications from communications schools in Rock Island in 2010. If you decide to attend a communications school in Rock Island, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $31,326.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a communications program in Rock Island. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,950 per year, on average, for room and board at Rock Island-based communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $33,503.
After graduating with your credentials in communications, if you decide to work as a communications professional in Rock Island, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 6,950 communications professionals in Illinois. Of these communications professionals, 210 were working in the greater Rock Island area. The number of communications professionals in Rock Island is expected to increase by 9% 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 Rock Island is $35,060 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.