With an overall population of 64,249 and a student population of 10,424, approximately 9,655 of Portland students attend one of Portland's schools that offer communications programs.
Portland's largest communications school is University of Southern Maine. In 2010, approximately 60 students graduated from the Communications program at University of Southern Maine.
In 2010, 101 students graduated with a communications degree in Portland. If you decide to attend one of Portland's communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $23,446 per year in instate tuition and $35,656 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,120 per year, on average, for room and board at Portland-based communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,002.
After graduating with your credentials in communications, if you decide to work as a communications professional in Portland, your job prospects are not very good. There were 680 communications professionals working in Maine and 350 working in the greater Portland area in 2010. Portland's communications professional workforce is projected to decrease by -4% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
As a communications professional in Portland, you can expect to make an average salary of $34,890 per year. This is higher than the average salary for communications professionals in the state.