Macomb has a general population of 18,558 and an overall student population of 12,679. Approximately 12,679 of Macomb's students are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
Macomb's largest journalism school is Western Illinois University. Approximately 17 students graduated in 2010 from Western Illinois University with credentials in journalism.
In 2010, 17 students graduated with a journalism degree in Macomb. Tuition in 2009 at Macomb's journalism schools was $21,692 per year for instate students and $25,081 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,200 for journalism related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Macomb-based journalism schools, you will have an added expense of $7,642 per year, on average, for room and board. 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 Macomb, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 20 journalists in Illinois were working in the greater Macomb area. The government projects that the number of journalists in Macomb 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 Macomb is $24,570 per year, which is lower than the average for journalists state-wide.