With an overall population of 9,846 and a student population of 1,177, approximately 1,177 of Independence students attend one of Independence's schools that offer communications programs.
The largest communications school in Independence, by student population, is Independence Community College. In 2010, approximately 0 students graduated from the Communications program at Independence Community College.
If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $10,480 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Independence communications schools was an average of $11,760 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a communications program in Independence. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $4,600 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $5,880.
Many communications graduates choose to work as communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Independence, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 7 communications professionals in Kansas were working in the greater Independence area. By the year 2018, the number of communications professionals is expected to increase by 1% in Independence. 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 Independence is $39,340 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.