Hempstead has a general population of 56,554 and an overall student population of 13,507. Approximately 12,068 of Hempstead's students are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
Hofstra University is the largest journalism school in Hempstead, based on student population. In 2010, Hofstra University graduated approximately 33 students from its journalism program.
In 2010, 61 students graduated with a journalism degree in Hempstead. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $30,130 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,000 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a journalism program in Hempstead. And if you live on campus at one of the Hempstead-based journalism schools, you will have an added expense of $11,330 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $34,022.
After graduating with your credentials in journalism, if you decide to work as a journalist in Hempstead, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 7,570 journalists in New York. Of these journalists, 560 were working in the greater Hempstead area. The number of journalists in Hempstead is expected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for journalists.
As a journalist in Hempstead, you can expect to make an average salary of $31,050 per year. This is lower than the average salary for journalists in the state.