With an overall population of 48,715 and a student population of 29,104, approximately 28,916 of Chapel Hill students attend one of Chapel Hill's schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Chapel Hill, the largest communications school, by student population, is University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Approximately 476 students graduated in 2010 from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with credentials in communications.
A reported 698 students graduated with credentials in communications in Chapel Hill in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Chapel Hill's communications schools was $17,851 per year for instate students and $35,739 per year for out of state students.
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 Chapel Hill. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,450 per year, on average, for room and board at Chapel Hill-based communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,753.
If you decide to work as a communications professional in Chapel Hill, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 2,440 communications professionals in North Carolina. Of these communications professionals, 290 were working in the greater Chapel Hill area. By the year 2018, the number of communications professionals is expected to increase by 7% in Chapel Hill. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Chapel Hill is $50,370 per year, which is higher than the average for communications professionals state-wide.