With an overall population of 20,546 and a student population of 11,282, approximately 11,264 of Ruston students attend one of Ruston's schools that offer language programs.
Louisiana Tech University is the largest language school in Ruston, based on student population. In 2010, Louisiana Tech University graduated approximately 6 students from its language program.
A reported 7 students graduated with credentials in language in Ruston in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,534 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ruston language schools was an average of $20,931 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,800 for language related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $5,055 per year, on average, for room and board at Ruston-based language schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many language graduates choose to work as language professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ruston, your job prospects are good. There were 860 language professionals working in Louisiana and 50 working in the greater Ruston area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of language professionals is expected to increase by 13% in Ruston. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for language professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a language professional in Ruston is $76,680 per year, which is higher than the average for language professionals state-wide.