Great Bend has a general population of 15,345 and an overall student population of 4,237. Approximately 4,237 of Great Bend's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Great Bend's largest communications school is Barton County Community College. In 2010, Barton County Community College graduated approximately 0 students with credentials in communications.
If you decide to attend one of Great Bend's communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,006 per year in instate tuition and $14,552 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,036 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a communications program in Great Bend. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,341 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $6,665.
Many communications graduates choose to work as communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Great Bend, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 communications professionals in Kansas were working in the greater Great Bend area. Great Bend's communications professional workforce is projected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Great Bend is $39,340 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.