With an overall population of 68,889 and a student population of 11,736, approximately 3,897 of Asheville students attend one of Asheville's schools that offer communications programs.
University of North Carolina at Asheville is the largest communications school in Asheville, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 30 students graduated from the Communications program at University of North Carolina at Asheville.
A reported 30 students graduated with credentials in communications in Asheville in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Asheville's communications schools was $14,970 per year for instate students and $26,687 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $850 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a communications program in Asheville. And if you live on campus at one of the Asheville-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $6,890 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 Asheville, your job prospects are average. In 2010, there were 4,740 communications professionals in North Carolina. Of these communications professionals, 230 were working in the greater Asheville area. Asheville's communications professional workforce is projected to increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
As a communications professional in Asheville, you can expect to make an average salary of $33,120 per year. This is lower than the average salary for communications professionals in the state.