Springfield has a total population of 111,454 and a student population of 14,629. Of these students, 4,977 are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
University of Illinois at Springfield is the largest journalism school in Springfield, based on student population. In 2010, University of Illinois at Springfield graduated approximately 19 students from its journalism program.
In 2010, 19 students graduated with a journalism degree from one of Springfield's journalism schools. Tuition in 2009 at Springfield's journalism schools was $19,740 per year for instate students and $27,060 per year for out of state students.
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 Springfield. And if you live on campus at one of the Springfield-based journalism schools, you will have an added expense of $9,200 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 Springfield, your job prospects are not very good. The number of journalists in Springfield is expected to decrease by -8% by the year 2018. This projected change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for journalists.