If you decide that you want to get a journalism degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 3 journalism schools in San Diego, California. With an overall population of 1,223,400 and a student population of 155,074, approximately 54,378 of San Diego students attend one of San Diego's schools that offer journalism programs.
The largest journalism school in San Diego, by student population, is San Diego State University. In 2010, San Diego State University graduated approximately 58 students with credentials in journalism.
A total of 71 students graduated with credentials in journalism from journalism schools in San Diego in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,311 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all San Diego journalism schools was an average of $35,891 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,638 for journalism related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,010 per year, on average, for room and board at San Diego-based journalism schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,596.
If you decide to work as a journalist in San Diego, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 12,700 journalists in California, 500 were working in the greater San Diego area. San Diego's journalist workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for journalists.
As a journalist in San Diego, you can expect to make an average salary of $30,130 per year. This is higher than the average salary for journalists in the state.
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