Kalamazoo has a total population of 77,145 and a student population of 38,972. Of these students, 24,576 are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Kalamazoo, the largest communications school, by student population, is Western Michigan University. Approximately 63 students graduated in 2010 from Western Michigan University with credentials in communications.
A total of 122 students graduated with credentials in communications from communications schools in Kalamazoo in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,298 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Kalamazoo communications schools was an average of $31,418 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Kalamazoo-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $7,784 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,770.
If you plan on staying in Kalamazoo after graduating from communications school, you should know that job prospects for communications professionals in Kalamazoo, which is the most popular communications profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 3,560 communications professionals in Michigan, 70 were working in the greater Kalamazoo area. The government projects that the number of communications professionals in Kalamazoo will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
As a communications professional in Kalamazoo, you can expect to make an average salary of $42,350 per year. This is higher than the average salary for communications professionals in the state.