With an overall population of 83,048 and a student population of 10,770, approximately 10,133 of Hammond students attend one of Hammond's schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Hammond, the largest communications school, by student population, is Purdue University-Calumet Campus. In 2010, Purdue University-Calumet Campus graduated approximately 76 students from its communications program.
A total of 76 students graduated with credentials in communications from communications schools in Hammond in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Hammond's communications schools was $17,585 per year for instate students and $24,872 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,125 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a communications program in Hammond. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,680 per year, on average, for room and board at Hammond-based communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,545.
Many communications graduates choose to work as communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Hammond, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 960 communications professionals in Indiana, 130 were working in the greater Hammond area. By the year 2018, the number of communications professionals is expected to increase by 6% in Hammond. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
As a communications professional in Hammond, you can expect to make an average salary of $21,730 per year. This is lower than the average salary for communications professionals in the state.