With an overall population of 894,943 and a student population of 58,463, approximately 31,280 of San Jose students attend one of San Jose's schools that offer public relations programs.
The largest public relations school in San Jose, by student population, is San Jose State University. In 2010, San Jose State University graduated approximately 80 students with credentials in public relations.
In 2010, 150 students graduated with a public relations degree in San Jose. Tuition in 2009 at San Jose's public relations schools was $21,336 per year for instate students and $32,496 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,734 for public relations related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,017 per year, on average, for room and board at San Jose-based public relations schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,174.
After graduating with your credentials in public relations, if you decide to work as a public relations professional in San Jose, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 6,800 public relations professionals in California, 500 were working in the greater San Jose area. The government projects that the number of public relations professionals in San Jose will increase by 11% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for public relations professionals.