Hays has a general population of 20,013 and an overall student population of 11,350. Approximately 11,308 of Hays's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Fort Hays State University is the largest communications school in Hays, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 43 students graduated from the Communications program at Fort Hays State University.
A reported 54 students graduated with credentials in communications in Hays in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Hays's communications schools was $14,674 per year for instate students and $22,827 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $840 for communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,560 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,114.
If you plan on staying in Hays after graduating from communications school, you should know that job prospects for communications professionals in Hays, which is the most popular communications profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,660 communications professionals in Kansas, 270 were working in the greater Hays area. By the year 2018, the number of communications professionals is expected to increase by 1% in Hays. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Hays is $39,340 per year, which is higher than the average for communications professionals state-wide.