With an overall population of 21,039 and a student population of 11,966, approximately 11,966 of Charleston students attend one of Charleston's schools that offer journalism programs.
Eastern Illinois University is the largest journalism school in Charleston, based on student population. Approximately 34 students graduated in 2010 from Eastern Illinois University with credentials in journalism.
A reported 34 students graduated with credentials in journalism in Charleston in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Charleston's journalism schools was $19,877 per year for instate students and $34,217 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $120 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a journalism program in Charleston. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,078 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you 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 Charleston, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 2,610 journalists in Illinois, 90 were working in the greater Charleston area. Charleston's journalist workforce is projected to decrease by -8% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for journalists.
As a journalist in Charleston, you can expect to make an average salary of $26,160 per year. This is lower than the average salary for journalists in the state.