Allendale has a general population of 11,555 and an overall student population of 24,408. Approximately 24,408 of Allendale's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Grand Valley State University is the largest communications school in Allendale, based on student population. In 2010, Grand Valley State University graduated approximately 85 students from its communications program.
A total of 126 students graduated with credentials in communications from communications schools in Allendale in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,480 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Allendale communications schools was an average of $23,794 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 Allendale. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,478 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $14,460.
If you decide to work as a communications professional in Allendale, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 3,560 communications professionals in Michigan, 80 were working in the greater Allendale area. The number of communications professionals in Allendale is expected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Allendale is $27,410 per year, which is lower than the average for communications professionals state-wide.