Trenton has a general population of 85,403 and an overall student population of 31,885. Approximately 6,980 of Trenton's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Trenton, the largest communications school, by student population, is The College of New Jersey. Approximately 58 students graduated in 2010 from The College of New Jersey with credentials in communications.
In 2010, 58 students graduated with a communications degree in Trenton. If you decide to attend one of Trenton's communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $26,218 per year in instate tuition and $34,904 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Trenton-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $9,996 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 Trenton, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 3,750 communications professionals in New Jersey. Of these communications professionals, 210 were working in the greater Trenton area. Trenton's communications professional workforce is projected to decrease by -13% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Trenton is $60,310 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.