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 journalism programs.
University of Georgia is the largest journalism school in Athens, based on student population. In 2010, University of Georgia graduated approximately 139 students from its journalism program.
A reported 228 students graduated with credentials in journalism in Athens in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Athens's journalism schools, you can expect to pay an average of $18,000 per year in instate tuition and $36,210 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $960 for journalism related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Athens-based journalism schools, you will have an added expense of $8,046 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in journalism, if you decide to work as a journalist in Athens, your job prospects are average. Athens's journalist workforce is projected to increase by 10% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for journalists.