Athens has a total population of 100,266 and a student population of 40,242. Of these students, 34,885 are enrolled in schools that offer public relations programs.
Athens's largest public relations school is University of Georgia. In 2010, University of Georgia graduated approximately 181 students with credentials in public relations.
In 2010, 294 students graduated with a public relations degree in Athens. Tuition in 2009 at Athens's public relations schools was $18,000 per year for instate students and $36,210 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $960 for public relations related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the Athens-based public relations 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.
If you plan on staying in Athens after graduating from public relations school, you should know that job prospects for public relations professionals in Athens, which is the most popular public relations profession, are good. In 2010, of the 1,770 public relations professionals in Georgia, 30 were working in the greater Athens area. The government projects that the number of public relations professionals in Athens will increase by 23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public relations professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public relations professional in Athens is $74,810 per year, which is higher than the average for public relations professionals state-wide.