South Bend has a general population of 107,789 and an overall student population of 16,251. Approximately 8,394 of South Bend's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
The largest communications school in South Bend, by student population, is Indiana University-South Bend. In 2010, Indiana University-South Bend graduated approximately 30 students with credentials in communications.
A reported 30 students graduated with credentials in communications in South Bend in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at South Bend's communications schools was $18,885 per year for instate students and $28,582 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the South Bend-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $6,796 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,089.
Many communications graduates choose to work as communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in South Bend, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 3,240 communications professionals in Indiana, 110 were working in the greater South Bend area. South Bend's communications professional workforce is projected 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 South Bend is $40,490 per year, which is higher than the average for communications professionals state-wide.