Little Rock has a general population of 183,133 and an overall student population of 19,305. Approximately 13,132 of Little Rock's students are enrolled in schools that offer public relations programs.
Little Rock's largest public relations school is University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from University of Arkansas at Little Rock with credentials in public relations.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a public relations degree from one of Little Rock's public relations schools. Tuition in 2009 at Little Rock's public relations schools was $21,498 per year for instate students and $29,958 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public relations program in Little Rock. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $3,100 per year, on average, for room and board at Little Rock-based public relations schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,009.
Many public relations graduates choose to work as public relations professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Little Rock, your job prospects are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 public relations professionals in Arkansas were working in the greater Little Rock area. Little Rock's public relations professional workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public relations professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public relations professional in Little Rock is $69,870 per year, which is lower than the average for public relations professionals state-wide.