Taft has a general population of 6,400 and an overall student population of 7,031. Approximately 7,031 of Taft's students are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
Of the 1 journalism schools in Taft, the largest journalism school, by student population, is Taft College. Approximately 2 students graduated in 2010 from Taft College with credentials in journalism.
In 2010, 2 students graduated with a journalism degree in Taft. If you decide to attend one of Taft's journalism schools, you can expect to pay an average of $8,406 per year in instate tuition and $13,296 per year in out of state tuition.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,545 for journalism related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Taft-based journalism schools, you will have an added expense of $3,824 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $6,460.
After graduating with your credentials in journalism, if you decide to work as a journalist in Taft, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 40 journalists in California were working in the greater Taft area. The number of journalists in Taft 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 Taft is $25,710 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for journalists.