Billings has a total population of 89,847 and a student population of 6,086. Of these students, 3,635 are enrolled in schools that offer advertising programs.
The largest advertising school in Billings, by student population, is Montana State University-Billings. In 2010, Montana State University-Billings graduated approximately 30 students with credentials in advertising.
In 2010, 30 students graduated with an advertising degree in Billings. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,207 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Billings advertising schools was an average of $25,648 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 advertising program in Billings. And if you live on campus at one of the Billings-based advertising schools, you will have an added expense of $5,310 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Billings after graduating from advertising school, you should know that job prospects for advertisers in Billings, which is the most popular advertising profession, are good. In 2010, of the 720 advertisers in Montana, 160 were working in the greater Billings area. The government projects that the number of advertisers in Billings will increase by 15% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for advertisers.
As an advertiser in Billings, you can expect to make an average salary of $23,640 per year. This is lower than the average salary for advertisers in the state.
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