Hattiesburg has a total population of 44,779 and a student population of 19,061. Of these students, 15,300 are enrolled in schools that offer marketing programs.
The largest marketing school in Hattiesburg, by student population, is University of Southern Mississippi. In 2010, University of Southern Mississippi graduated approximately 97 students with credentials in marketing.
A reported 102 students graduated with credentials in marketing in Hattiesburg in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,412 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Hattiesburg marketing schools was an average of $24,062 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,400 for marketing related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hattiesburg-based marketing schools, you will have an added expense of $6,200 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,212.
If you decide to work as a marketing professional in Hattiesburg, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 28 marketing professionals in Mississippi were working in the greater Hattiesburg area. The government projects that the number of marketing professionals in Hattiesburg will increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for marketing professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a marketing professional in Hattiesburg is $65,620 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for marketing professionals.