With an overall population of 8,253 and a student population of 11,894, approximately 11,894 of Orono students attend one of Orono's schools that offer communications programs.
University of Maine is the largest communications school in Orono, based on student population. In 2010, University of Maine graduated approximately 25 students from its communications program.
In 2010, 43 students graduated with a communications degree from one of Orono's communications schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,174 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Orono communications schools was an average of $36,324 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a communications program in Orono. And if you live on campus at one of the Orono-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $8,348 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a communications professional in Orono, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 470 communications professionals in Maine. Of these communications professionals, 50 were working in the greater Orono area. The government projects that the number of communications professionals in Orono will decrease by -7% by the year 2018. 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 Orono is $49,120 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.