Albuquerque has a general population of 448,607 and an overall student population of 58,195. Approximately 27,241 of Albuquerque's students are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
Of the 1 journalism schools in Albuquerque, the largest journalism school, by student population, is University of New Mexico-Main Campus. In 2010, University of New Mexico-Main Campus graduated approximately 46 students from its journalism program.
In 2010, 46 students graduated with a journalism degree in Albuquerque. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,197 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Albuquerque journalism schools was an average of $29,350 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $920 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a journalism program in Albuquerque. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $7,738 per year, on average, for room and board at Albuquerque-based journalism schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,451.
Many journalism graduates choose to work as journalists after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Albuquerque, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 780 journalists in New Mexico. Of these journalists, 230 were working in the greater Albuquerque area. Albuquerque's journalist workforce is projected to decrease by -10% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for journalists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a journalist in Albuquerque is $27,820 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for journalists.