Bristol has a general population of 24,821 and an overall student population of 1,804. Approximately 1,804 of Bristol's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Bristol, the largest communications school, by student population, is King College. Approximately 7 students graduated in 2010 from King College with credentials in communications.
In 2010, 7 students graduated with a communications degree from one of Bristol's communications schools. In 2009 tuition at communications schools in Bristol was $21,880 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a communications program in Bristol. And if you live on campus at one of the Bristol-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $7,418 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,980.
After graduating with your credentials in communications, if you decide to work as a communications professional in Bristol, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,260 communications professionals in Tennessee, 100 were working in the greater Bristol area. The government projects that the number of communications professionals in Bristol will increase by 6% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Bristol is $28,620 per year, which is lower than the average for communications professionals state-wide.