With an overall population of 143,072 and a student population of 49,470, approximately 27,142 of Irvine students attend one of Irvine's schools that offer journalism programs.
Irvine's largest journalism school is University of California-Irvine. In 2010, approximately 71 students graduated from the Journalism program at University of California-Irvine.
In 2010, 71 students graduated with a journalism degree in Irvine. Tuition in 2009 at Irvine's journalism schools was $24,828 per year for instate students and $47,497 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,645 for journalism related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Irvine-based journalism schools, you will have an added expense of $10,655 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,213.
After graduating with your credentials in journalism, if you decide to work as a journalist in Irvine, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 12,700 journalists in California. Of these journalists, 540 were working in the greater Irvine area. The number of journalists in Irvine is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for journalists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a journalist in Irvine is $30,830 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for journalists.