With an overall population of 116,278 and a student population of 36,204, approximately 28,482 of Columbia students attend one of Columbia's schools that offer advertising programs.
Of the 1 advertising schools in Columbia, the largest advertising school, by student population, is University of South Carolina-Columbia. In 2010, approximately 127 students graduated from the Advertising program at University of South Carolina-Columbia.
A total of 198 students graduated with credentials in advertising from advertising schools in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $21,490 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Columbia advertising schools was an average of $36,066 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $936 for advertising related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Columbia-based advertising schools, you will have an added expense of $6,872 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,162.
If you decide to work as an advertiser in Columbia, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,840 advertisers in South Carolina, 350 were working in the greater Columbia area. By the year 2018, the number of advertisers is expected to increase by 5% in Columbia. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for advertisers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an advertiser in Columbia is $41,750 per year, which is higher than the average for advertisers state-wide.
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