Lexington has a total population of 260,512 and a student population of 45,371. Of these students, 26,295 are enrolled in schools that offer public relations programs.
Lexington's largest public relations school is University of Kentucky. In 2010, approximately 137 students graduated from the Public Relations program at University of Kentucky.
In 2010, 137 students graduated with a public relations degree from one of Lexington's public relations schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $20,183 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Lexington public relations schools was an average of $28,738 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $800 for public relations related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Lexington-based public relations schools, you will have an added expense of $9,125 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $11,083.
If you decide to work as a public relations professional in Lexington, your job prospects are average. There were 780 public relations professionals working in Kentucky and 190 working in the greater Lexington area in 2010. Lexington's public relations professional workforce is projected to increase by 11% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is the same as the projected nationwide trend for public relations professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public relations professional in Lexington is $65,930 per year, which is higher than the average for public relations professionals state-wide.