Normal has a total population of 45,386 and a student population of 26,450. Of these students, 21,184 are enrolled in schools that offer public relations programs.
Illinois State University is the largest public relations school in Normal, based on student population. Approximately 83 students graduated in 2010 from Illinois State University with credentials in public relations.
In 2010, 83 students graduated with a public relations degree in Normal. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,751 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Normal public relations schools was an average of $28,781 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,084 for public relations related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Normal-based public relations schools, you will have an added expense of $7,882 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a public relations professional in Normal, your job prospects are good. There were 2,300 public relations professionals working in Illinois and 40 working in the greater Normal area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of public relations professionals is expected to increase by 12% in Normal. 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 Normal is $65,800 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for public relations professionals.