Murfreesboro has a general population of 68,816 and an overall student population of 25,929. Approximately 25,188 of Murfreesboro's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Murfreesboro, the largest communications school, by student population, is Middle Tennessee State University. Approximately 286 students graduated in 2010 from Middle Tennessee State University with credentials in communications.
In 2010, 286 students graduated with a communications degree from one of Murfreesboro's communications schools. If you decide to attend one of Murfreesboro's communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $16,878 per year in instate tuition and $28,806 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,754 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,124.
If you plan on staying in Murfreesboro after graduating from communications school, you should know that job prospects for communications professionals in Murfreesboro, which is the most popular communications profession, are good. In 2010, there were 1,450 communications professionals in Tennessee. Of these communications professionals, 510 were working in the greater Murfreesboro area. The number of communications professionals in Murfreesboro is expected to increase by 16% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Murfreesboro is $40,630 per year, which is higher than the average for communications professionals state-wide.