With an overall population of 37,222 and a student population of 7,202, approximately 1,674 of Hickory students attend one of Hickory's schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Hickory, the largest communications school, by student population, is Lenoir-Rhyne University. Approximately 8 students graduated in 2010 from Lenoir-Rhyne University with credentials in communications.
In 2010, 8 students graduated with a communications degree from one of Hickory's communications schools. If you decide to attend a communications school in Hickory, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,200.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,160 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Hickory-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $8,540 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $28,210.
After graduating with your credentials in communications, if you decide to work as a communications professional in Hickory, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 44 communications professionals in North Carolina were working in the greater Hickory area. The government projects that the number of communications professionals in Hickory will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
As a communications professional in Hickory, you can expect to make an average salary of $37,820 per year. This is higher than the average salary for communications professionals in the state.