Southfield has a total population of 78,296 and a student population of 7,938. Of these students, 4,488 are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Lawrence Technological University is the largest communications school in Southfield, based on student population. In 2010, Lawrence Technological University graduated approximately 5 students from its communications program.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a communications degree in Southfield. In 2009 tuition at communications schools in Southfield was $23,008 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,319 for communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,353 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $28,185.
Many communications graduates choose to work as communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Southfield, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 3,560 communications professionals in Michigan. Of these communications professionals, 1,390 were working in the greater Southfield area. The government projects that the number of communications professionals in Southfield 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 Southfield, you can expect to make an average salary of $54,680 per year. This is higher than the average salary for communications professionals in the state.