Athens has a general population of 100,266 and an overall student population of 40,242. Approximately 34,885 of Athens's students are enrolled in schools that offer advertising programs.
The largest advertising school in Athens, by student population, is University of Georgia. In 2010, University of Georgia graduated approximately 181 students with credentials in advertising.
In 2010, 294 students graduated with an advertising degree from one of Athens's advertising schools. Tuition in 2009 at Athens's advertising schools was $18,000 per year for instate students and $36,210 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $960 for advertising related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,046 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many advertising graduates choose to work as advertisers after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Athens, your job prospects are good. In 2010, of the 8,090 advertisers in Georgia, 70 were working in the greater Athens area. The number of advertisers in Athens is expected to increase by 25% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for advertisers.
As an advertiser in Athens, you can expect to make an average salary of $27,800 per year. This is lower than the average salary for advertisers in the state.
Athens, Georgia 30602