Missoula has a general population of 57,053 and an overall student population of 14,961. Approximately 14,921 of Missoula's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Missoula, the largest communications school, by student population, is The University of Montana. In 2010, The University of Montana graduated approximately 75 students with credentials in communications.
A total of 75 students graduated with credentials in communications from communications schools in Missoula in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Missoula's communications schools was $17,455 per year for instate students and $29,889 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Missoula-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $6,611 per year, on average, for room and board. 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 Missoula, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 720 communications professionals in Montana. Of these communications professionals, 90 were working in the greater Missoula area. By the year 2018, the number of communications professionals is expected to increase by 15% in Missoula. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
As a communications professional in Missoula, you can expect to make an average salary of $33,940 per year. This is higher than the average salary for communications professionals in the state.