Chester has a total population of 36,854 and a student population of 4,814. Of these students, 4,814 are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Widener University-Main Campus is the largest communications school in Chester, based on student population. In 2010, Widener University-Main Campus graduated approximately 29 students from its communications program.
A reported 29 students graduated with credentials in communications in Chester in 2010. In 2009 tuition at communications schools in Chester was $31,840 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,200 for communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Chester-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $11,270 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $35,335.
Many communications graduates choose to work as communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Chester, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 2 communications professionals in Pennsylvania were working in the greater Chester area. Chester's communications professional workforce is projected to increase by 5% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Chester is $50,560 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.