Fayetteville has a total population of 121,015 and a student population of 19,821. Of these students, 2,183 are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
The largest journalism school in Fayetteville, by student population, is Methodist University. In 2010, Methodist University graduated approximately 2 students with credentials in journalism.
A reported 2 students graduated with credentials in journalism in Fayetteville in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,970 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for journalism related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Fayetteville-based journalism schools, you will have an added expense of $8,580 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many journalism graduates choose to work as journalists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Fayetteville, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 4,070 journalists in North Carolina, 60 were working in the greater Fayetteville area. The number of journalists in Fayetteville is expected to increase by 14% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for journalists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a journalist in Fayetteville is $23,490 per year, which is lower than the average for journalists state-wide.