Eau Claire has a general population of 61,704 and an overall student population of 17,744. Approximately 11,216 of Eau Claire's students are enrolled in schools that offer communications programs.
Eau Claire's largest communications school is University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. In 2010, approximately 79 students graduated from the Communications program at University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
In 2010, 133 students graduated with a communications degree in Eau Claire. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,419 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Eau Claire communications schools was an average of $22,992 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $460 for communications related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Eau Claire-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $5,630 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in communications, if you decide to work as a communications professional in Eau Claire, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 2,940 communications professionals in Wisconsin. Of these communications professionals, 60 were working in the greater Eau Claire area. The number of communications professionals in Eau Claire is expected to decrease by -3% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for communications professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a communications professional in Eau Claire is $32,590 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.