With an overall population of 260,283 and a student population of 19,599, approximately 17,276 of Anchorage students attend one of Anchorage's schools that offer journalism programs.
Anchorage's largest journalism school is University of Alaska Anchorage. In 2010, University of Alaska Anchorage graduated approximately 20 students from its journalism program.
A reported 20 students graduated with credentials in journalism in Anchorage in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $16,604 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Anchorage journalism schools was an average of $26,504 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,154 for journalism related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,430 per year, on average, for room and board at Anchorage-based journalism schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,542.
As a journalist in Anchorage, you can expect to make an average salary of $48,910 per year. This is higher than the average salary for journalists in the state.