With an overall population of 28,778 and a student population of 41,052, approximately 41,052 of West Lafayette students attend one of West Lafayette's schools that offer communications programs.
Purdue University-Main Campus is the largest communications school in West Lafayette, based on student population. In 2010, Purdue University-Main Campus graduated approximately 261 students from its communications program.
A reported 261 students graduated with credentials in communications in West Lafayette in 2010. If you decide to attend one of West Lafayette's communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,638 per year in instate tuition and $37,118 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,220 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the West Lafayette-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $8,710 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,238.
If you plan on staying in West Lafayette after graduating from communications school, you should know that job prospects for communications professionals in West Lafayette, which is the most popular communications profession, are average. There were 3,240 communications professionals working in Indiana and 70 working in the greater West Lafayette area in 2010. The number of communications professionals in West Lafayette is expected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
As a communications professional in West Lafayette, you can expect to make an average salary of $34,720 per year. This is lower than the average salary for communications professionals in the state.