Boone has a total population of 13,472 and a student population of 16,968. Of these students, 16,968 are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
The largest communications school in Boone, by student population, is Appalachian State University. In 2010, Appalachian State University graduated approximately 43 students from its communications program.
In 2010, 43 students graduated with a communications degree in Boone. If you decide to attend one of Boone's communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $14,391 per year in instate tuition and $25,012 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $700 for communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Boone-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $6,400 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 Boone, your job prospects are average. There were 4,740 communications professionals working in North Carolina and 140 working in the greater Boone area in 2010. The government projects that the number of communications professionals in Boone will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Boone is $31,120 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.