With an overall population of 486,699 and a student population of 77,749, approximately 38,767 of Tucson students attend one of Tucson's schools that offer journalism programs.
University of Arizona is the largest journalism school in Tucson, based on student population. In 2010, University of Arizona graduated approximately 127 students from its journalism program.
A total of 127 students graduated with credentials in journalism from journalism schools in Tucson in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Tucson's journalism schools, you can expect to pay an average of $20,519 per year in instate tuition and $35,928 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for journalism related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,614 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $12,871.
After graduating with your credentials in journalism, if you decide to work as a journalist in Tucson, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 1,010 journalists in Arizona. Of these journalists, 170 were working in the greater Tucson area. The number of journalists in Tucson is expected to decrease by -11% 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 Tucson is $36,950 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for journalists.