Carbondale has a general population of 20,681 and an overall student population of 20,350. Approximately 20,350 of Carbondale's students are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
Carbondale's largest journalism school is Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Approximately 87 students graduated in 2010 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with credentials in journalism.
In 2010, 87 students graduated with a journalism degree in Carbondale. Tuition in 2009 at Carbondale's journalism schools was $21,913 per year for instate students and $32,848 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $900 for journalism related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,082 per year, on average, for room and board at Carbondale-based journalism schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many journalism graduates choose to work as journalists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Carbondale, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 19 journalists in Illinois were working in the greater Carbondale area. The government projects that the number of journalists in Carbondale will decrease by -8% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for journalists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a journalist in Carbondale is $22,550 per year, which is lower than the average for journalists state-wide.