Norfolk, Virginia has 2 communications schools for you to consider if you are interested in pursuing a degree in communications. Norfolk has a general population of 234,403 and an overall student population of 64,591. Approximately 8,329 of Norfolk's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 2 communications schools in Norfolk, the largest communications school, by student population, is Norfolk State University. In 2010, approximately 52 students graduated from the Communications program at Norfolk State University.
A reported 77 students graduated with credentials in communications in Norfolk in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Norfolk's communications schools, you can expect to pay an average of $29,586 per year in instate tuition and $35,616 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,250 for communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,643 per year, on average, for room and board at Norfolk-based communications schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $21,480.
If you plan on staying in Norfolk after graduating from communications school, you should know that job prospects for communications professionals in Norfolk, which is the most popular communications profession, are good. There were 3,810 communications professionals working in Virginia and 570 working in the greater Norfolk area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of communications professionals is expected to increase by 12% in Norfolk. 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 Norfolk is $39,630 per year, which is higher than the average for communications professionals state-wide.