Tempe has a general population of 158,625 and an overall student population of 92,920. Approximately 68,064 of Tempe's students are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
Tempe's largest journalism school is Arizona State University. In 2010, Arizona State University graduated approximately 296 students with credentials in journalism.
In 2010, 296 students graduated with a journalism degree from one of Tempe's journalism schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,290 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Tempe journalism schools was an average of $33,075 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,270 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a journalism program in Tempe. And if you live on campus at one of the Tempe-based journalism schools, you will have an added expense of $9,210 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,210.
If you decide to work as a journalist in Tempe, your job prospects are not very good. There were 2,500 journalists working in Arizona and 630 working in the greater Tempe area in 2010. The government projects that the number of journalists in Tempe will increase by 1% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for journalists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a journalist in Tempe is $42,940 per year, which is higher than the average for journalists state-wide.