Alabama contains six schools that offer telecommunications programs. Virginia College-Birmingham, the highest-ranking telecommunications school in AL, has a total student population of 7,060 and is the 2492nd highest ranked school in America.
Of the 6 telecommunications schools in Alabama, none have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Mobile comes out as the most expensive ($22,919/yr), with Miles College as the lowest recorded at only $9,449/yr.
Telecommunications students from Alabama schools who go on to become telecommunication operators, telecommunications specialists, telecommunications professionals, television news producers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 189,850 people working as telecommunications equipment installers and repairers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $52,990. Also, Radio operators make on average $43,400 per year and there are about 870 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 80 employed radio operators earning an average yearly salary of $30,750. Telecommunications equipment installers and repairers in this state earn $49,210/yr and there are 2,930 employed.
Also, within the telecommunications schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from telecommunications, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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