Durham has a general population of 187,035 and an overall student population of 29,266. Approximately 8,587 of Durham's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
North Carolina Central University is the largest communications school in Durham, based on student population. In 2010, North Carolina Central University graduated approximately 36 students with credentials in communications.
In 2010, 36 students graduated with a communications degree in Durham. Tuition in 2009 at Durham's communications schools was $15,260 per year for instate students and $25,329 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,530 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $8,132.
If you decide to work as a communications professional in Durham, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 14 communications professionals in North Carolina were working in the greater Durham area. The number of communications professionals in Durham is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
As a communications professional in Durham, you can expect to make an average salary of $50,370 per year. This is higher than the average salary for communications professionals in the state.