With an overall population of 40,072 and a student population of 5,675, approximately 5,675 of Westfield students attend one of Westfield's schools that offer communications programs.
Westfield State University is the largest communications school in Westfield, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 91 students graduated from the Communications program at Westfield State University.
In 2010, 91 students graduated with a communications degree from one of Westfield's communications schools. Tuition in 2009 at Westfield's communications schools was $17,956 per year for instate students and $24,036 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $950 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a communications program in Westfield. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,240 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,566.
Many communications graduates choose to work as communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Westfield, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 4,920 communications professionals in Massachusetts. Of these communications professionals, 250 were working in the greater Westfield area. Westfield's communications professional workforce is projected to decrease by -5% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Westfield is $42,860 per year, which is lower than the average for communications professionals state-wide.