Akron has a general population of 217,074 and an overall student population of 27,666. Approximately 25,959 of Akron's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
The largest communications school in Akron, by student population, is University of Akron Main Campus. In 2010, University of Akron Main Campus graduated approximately 90 students from its communications program.
A total of 113 students graduated with credentials in communications from communications schools in Akron in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Akron's communications schools was $20,869 per year for instate students and $30,117 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $900 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a communications program in Akron. And if you live on campus at one of the Akron-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $8,697 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,718.
If you plan on staying in Akron after graduating from communications school, you should know that job prospects for communications professionals in Akron, which is the most popular communications profession, are not very good. In 2010, there were 5,740 communications professionals in Ohio. Of these communications professionals, 270 were working in the greater Akron area. The number of communications professionals in Akron is expected to increase by 1% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Akron is $36,480 per year, which is higher than the average for communications professionals state-wide.