If you decide that you want to get a journalism degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 journalism schools in San Francisco, California. San Francisco has a general population of 776,733 and an overall student population of 101,874. Approximately 63,419 of San Francisco's students are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
The largest journalism school in San Francisco, by student population, is San Francisco State University. In 2010, San Francisco State University graduated approximately 108 students from its journalism program.
In 2010, 108 students graduated with a journalism degree from one of San Francisco's journalism schools. Tuition in 2009 at San Francisco's journalism schools was $22,830 per year for instate students and $33,990 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,686 for journalism related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,564 per year, on average, for room and board at San Francisco-based journalism schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $8,445.
Many journalism graduates choose to work as journalists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in San Francisco, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 6,100 journalists in California, 580 were working in the greater San Francisco area. San Francisco's journalist workforce is projected to decrease by -13% 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 San Francisco is $43,780 per year, which is higher than the average for journalists state-wide.
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