If you decide that you want to get a public relations degree, then you might want to consider attending one of the 2 public relations schools in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Cedar Rapids has a general population of 120,758 and an overall student population of 22,330. Approximately 2,966 of Cedar Rapids's students are enrolled in schools that offer public relations programs.
Of the 2 public relations schools in Cedar Rapids, the largest public relations school, by student population, is Coe College. In 2010, Coe College graduated approximately 8 students with credentials in public relations.
A reported 8 students graduated with credentials in public relations in Cedar Rapids in 2010. In 2009 tuition at public relations schools in Cedar Rapids was $25,685 per year, on average.
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 Cedar Rapids-based public relations schools, you will have an added expense of $7,065 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $27,364.
After graduating with your credentials in public relations, if you decide to work as a public relations professional in Cedar Rapids, your job prospects are good. There were 500 public relations professionals working in Iowa and 80 working in the greater Cedar Rapids area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of public relations professionals is expected to increase by 12% in Cedar Rapids. 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 Cedar Rapids is $81,750 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for public relations professionals.