With an overall population of 102,743 and a student population of 44,428, approximately 35,830 of Berkeley students attend one of Berkeley's schools that offer journalism programs.
Berkeley's largest journalism school is University of California-Berkeley. In 2010, University of California-Berkeley graduated approximately 56 students with credentials in journalism.
In 2010, 56 students graduated with a journalism degree in Berkeley. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $28,312 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Berkeley journalism schools was an average of $50,981 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,307 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a journalism program in Berkeley. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $15,308 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $19,133.
If you decide to work as a journalist in Berkeley, your job prospects are not very good. There were 12,700 journalists working in California and 210 working in the greater Berkeley area in 2010. The number of journalists in Berkeley is expected to increase by 7% 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 Berkeley is $26,240 per year, which is lower than the average for journalists state-wide.