East Lansing has a general population of 46,525 and an overall student population of 47,344. Approximately 47,071 of East Lansing's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
The largest communications school in East Lansing, by student population, is Michigan State University. In 2010, Michigan State University graduated approximately 311 students with credentials in communications.
A reported 364 students graduated with credentials in communications in East Lansing in 2010. If you decide to attend one of East Lansing's communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,994 per year in instate tuition and $37,457 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $962 for communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,394 per year, on average, for room and board at East Lansing-based communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many communications graduates choose to work as communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in East Lansing, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 3,560 communications professionals in Michigan, 170 were working in the greater East Lansing area. East Lansing's communications professional workforce is projected to increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in East Lansing is $54,570 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.