With an overall population of 8,075 and a student population of 5,532, approximately 5,532 of Oakdale students attend one of Oakdale's schools that offer communications programs.
The largest communications school in Oakdale, by student population, is Dowling College. In 2010, approximately 21 students graduated from the Communications program at Dowling College.
A total of 21 students graduated with credentials in communications from communications schools in Oakdale in 2010. If you decide to attend a communications school in Oakdale, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $22,850.
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 communications program in Oakdale. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,200 per year, on average, for room and board at Oakdale-based communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $26,950.
If you decide to work as a communications professional in Oakdale, your job prospects are not very good. There were 28,860 communications professionals working in New York and 1,540 working in the greater Oakdale area in 2010. The government projects that the number of communications professionals in Oakdale will decrease by 0% 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 Oakdale is $47,270 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.