Ames has a general population of 50,731 and an overall student population of 28,104. Approximately 27,945 of Ames's students are enrolled in schools that offer public relations programs.
Of the 1 public relations schools in Ames, the largest public relations school, by student population, is Iowa State University. In 2010, Iowa State University graduated approximately 42 students with credentials in public relations.
A reported 42 students graduated with credentials in public relations in Ames in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $18,366 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Ames public relations schools was an average of $29,586 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for public relations related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Ames-based public relations schools, you will have an added expense of $7,277 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,175.
Many public relations graduates choose to work as public relations professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Ames, your job prospects are good. The government projects that the number of public relations professionals in Ames will increase by 12% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public relations professionals.