With an overall population of 18,708 and a student population of 4,079, approximately 4,079 of Rock Springs students attend one of Rock Springs's schools that offer communications programs.
Of the 1 communications schools in Rock Springs, the largest communications school, by student population, is Western Wyoming Community College. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Communications program at Western Wyoming Community College.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a communications degree in Rock Springs. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $7,852 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Rock Springs communications schools was an average of $11,116 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $800 for communications related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Rock Springs-based communications schools, you will have an added expense of $4,023 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $4,794.
If you decide to work as a communications professional in Rock Springs, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 450 communications professionals in Wyoming. Of these communications professionals, 60 were working in the greater Rock Springs area. By the year 2018, the number of communications professionals is expected to increase by 3% in Rock Springs. 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 Rock Springs is $34,990 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for communications professionals.