Florence has a total population of 30,248 and a student population of 9,199. Of these students, 3,957 are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Florence, the largest communications school, by student population, is Francis Marion University. In 2010, Francis Marion University graduated approximately 22 students from its communications program.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a communications degree from one of Florence's communications schools. If you decide to attend one of Florence's communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $24,772 per year in instate tuition and $32,397 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,700 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a communications program in Florence. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,024 per year, on average, for room and board at Florence-based communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $16,746.
After graduating with your credentials in communications, if you decide to work as a communications professional in Florence, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,840 communications professionals in South Carolina, 90 were working in the greater Florence area. The government projects that the number of communications professionals in Florence will 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 Florence is $15,950 per year, which is lower than the average for communications professionals state-wide.