Champaign has a total population of 67,518 and a student population of 53,696. Of these students, 43,881 are enrolled in schools that offer public relations programs.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is the largest public relations school in Champaign, based on student population. In 2010, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduated approximately 175 students from its public relations program.
In 2010, 175 students graduated with a public relations degree from one of Champaign's public relations schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $25,522 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Champaign public relations schools was an average of $39,664 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,200 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public relations program in Champaign. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,284 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
After graduating with your credentials in public relations, if you decide to work as a public relations professional in Champaign, your job prospects are good. In 2010, 1 out of every 99 public relations professionals in Illinois were working in the greater Champaign area. By the year 2018, the number of public relations professionals is expected to increase by 12% in Champaign. 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 Champaign is $69,810 per year, which is lower than the average for public relations professionals state-wide.