San Diego has a general population of 1,223,400 and an overall student population of 155,074. Approximately 46,835 of San Diego's students are enrolled in schools that offer public relations programs.
The largest public relations school in San Diego, by student population, is Ashford University. In 2010, Ashford University graduated approximately 15 students from its public relations program.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a public relations degree in San Diego. In 2009 tuition at public relations schools in San Diego was $16,270 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $750 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public relations program in San Diego. And if you live on campus at one of the San Diego-based public relations schools, you will have an added expense of $6,000 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $19,020.
If you decide to work as a public relations professional in San Diego, your job prospects are average. There were 6,800 public relations professionals working in California and 540 working in the greater San Diego area in 2010. The number of public relations professionals in San Diego is expected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for public relations professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public relations professional in San Diego is $93,280 per year, which is lower than the average for public relations professionals state-wide.