Detroit has a general population of 951,270 and an overall student population of 65,306. Approximately 31,786 of Detroit's students are enrolled in schools that offer public relations programs.
Wayne State University is the largest public relations school in Detroit, based on student population. In 2010, Wayne State University graduated approximately 36 students from its public relations program.
A reported 36 students graduated with credentials in public relations in Detroit in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,115 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Detroit public relations schools was an average of $28,884 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $972 for public relations related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,210 per year, on average, for room and board at Detroit-based public relations schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,025.
If you plan on staying in Detroit after graduating from public relations school, you should know that job prospects for public relations professionals in Detroit, which is the most popular public relations profession, are average. In 2010, of the 1,380 public relations professionals in Michigan, 210 were working in the greater Detroit area. The government projects that the number of public relations professionals in Detroit will increase by 9% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public relations professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public relations professional in Detroit is $99,110 per year. This is higher than the state-wide average salary for public relations professionals.