With an overall population of 74,267 and a student population of 28,575, approximately 18,526 of Las Cruces students attend one of Las Cruces's schools that offer journalism programs.
New Mexico State University-Main Campus is the largest journalism school in Las Cruces, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 51 students graduated from the Journalism program at New Mexico State University-Main Campus.
A total of 51 students graduated with credentials in journalism from journalism schools in Las Cruces in 2010. Tuition in 2009 at Las Cruces's journalism schools was $17,434 per year for instate students and $27,586 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,032 for journalism related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,338 per year, on average, for room and board at Las Cruces-based journalism schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $9,908.
After graduating with your credentials in journalism, if you decide to work as a journalist in Las Cruces, your job prospects are not very good. The government projects that the number of journalists in Las Cruces will decrease by -25% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for journalists.