Chico has a general population of 59,954 and an overall student population of 16,934. Approximately 16,934 of Chico's students are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
Of the 1 journalism schools in Chico, the largest journalism school, by student population, is California State University-Chico. In 2010, California State University-Chico graduated approximately 84 students from its journalism program.
In 2010, 84 students graduated with a journalism degree from one of Chico's journalism schools. Tuition in 2009 at Chico's journalism schools was $20,160 per year for instate students and $31,320 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,656 for journalism related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,404 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $10,164.
If you plan on staying in Chico after graduating from journalism school, you should know that job prospects for journalists in Chico, which is the most popular journalism profession, are not very good. There were 12,700 journalists working in California and 40 working in the greater Chico area in 2010. The number of journalists in Chico 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 Chico is $19,450 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for journalists.