Lexington has a general population of 260,512 and an overall student population of 45,371. Approximately 26,295 of Lexington's students are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
Of the 1 journalism schools in Lexington, the largest journalism school, by student population, is University of Kentucky. In 2010, approximately 46 students graduated from the Journalism program at University of Kentucky.
A reported 46 students graduated with credentials in journalism in Lexington in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Lexington's journalism schools was $20,183 per year for instate students and $28,738 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for journalism related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,125 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $11,083.
If you plan on staying in Lexington after graduating from journalism school, you should know that job prospects for journalists in Lexington, which is the most popular journalism profession, are average. In 2010, 1 out of every 3 journalists in Kentucky were working in the greater Lexington area. The government projects that the number of journalists in Lexington will increase by 11% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for journalists.
As a journalist in Lexington, you can expect to make an average salary of $28,980 per year. This is higher than the average salary for journalists in the state.