Council Bluffs has a general population of 58,268 and an overall student population of 6,494. Approximately 6,100 of Council Bluffs's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Iowa Western Community College is the largest communications school in Council Bluffs, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 4 students graduated from the Communications program at Iowa Western Community College.
A total of 4 students graduated with credentials in communications from communications schools in Council Bluffs in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $13,782 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Council Bluffs communications schools was an average of $13,932 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $940 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,320 per year, on average, for room and board at Council Bluffs-based communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,706.
If you decide to work as a communications professional in Council Bluffs, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,060 communications professionals in Iowa, 480 were working in the greater Council Bluffs area. The number of communications professionals in Council Bluffs is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
As a communications professional in Council Bluffs, you can expect to make an average salary of $38,600 per year. This is higher than the average salary for communications professionals in the state.