Huntsville has a general population of 35,078 and an overall student population of 16,850. Approximately 16,772 of Huntsville's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Huntsville, the largest communications school, by student population, is Sam Houston State University. In 2010, approximately 19 students graduated from the Communications program at Sam Houston State University.
A reported 19 students graduated with credentials in communications in Huntsville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,870 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Huntsville communications schools was an average of $26,180 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,063 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Huntsville-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $6,744 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many communications graduates choose to work as communications professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Huntsville, your job prospects are not very good. There were 8,560 communications professionals working in Texas and 70 working in the greater Huntsville area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of communications professionals is expected to increase by 7% in Huntsville. 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 Huntsville is $21,780 per year, which is lower than the average for communications professionals state-wide.