River Forest has a general population of 11,635 and an overall student population of 8,958. Approximately 3,909 of River Forest's students are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
The largest journalism school in River Forest, by student population, is Dominican University. In 2010, approximately 5 students graduated from the Journalism program at Dominican University.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a journalism degree from one of River Forest's journalism schools. If you decide to attend a journalism school in River Forest, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $24,700.
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 River Forest. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,100 per year, on average, for room and board at River Forest-based journalism schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $29,575.
If you plan on staying in River Forest after graduating from journalism school, you should know that job prospects for journalists in River Forest, which is the most popular journalism profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 1 journalists in Illinois were working in the greater River Forest area. The government projects that the number of journalists in River Forest will increase by 8% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for journalists.
As a journalist in River Forest, you can expect to make an average salary of $36,910 per year. This is higher than the average salary for journalists in the state.