Peoria has a general population of 112,936 and an overall student population of 20,393. Approximately 5,800 of Peoria's students are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
Of the 1 journalism schools in Peoria, the largest journalism school, by student population, is Bradley University. In 2010, Bradley University graduated approximately 15 students from its journalism program.
A reported 15 students graduated with credentials in journalism in Peoria in 2010. If you decide to attend a journalism school in Peoria, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,224.
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 journalism program in Peoria. And if you live on campus at one of the Peoria-based journalism schools, you will have an added expense of $7,650 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 journalist in Peoria, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 2,610 journalists in Illinois. Of these journalists, 130 were working in the greater Peoria area. By the year 2018, the number of journalists is expected to decrease by -8% in Peoria. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for journalists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a journalist in Peoria is $29,700 per year, which is lower than the average for journalists state-wide.