Ames has a total population of 50,731 and a student population of 28,104. Of these students, 27,945 are enrolled in schools that offer marketing programs.
Ames's largest marketing school is Iowa State University. In 2010, Iowa State University graduated approximately 192 students with credentials in marketing.
In 2010, 192 students graduated with a marketing degree from one of Ames's marketing schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,366 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ames marketing schools was an average of $29,586 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a marketing program in Ames. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,277 per year, on average, for room and board at Ames-based marketing schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,175.
If you decide to work as a marketing professional in Ames, your job prospects are good. There were 1,600 marketing professionals working in Iowa and 30 working in the greater Ames area in 2010. The government projects that the number of marketing professionals in Ames will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for marketing professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a marketing professional in Ames is $73,140 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for marketing professionals.