With an overall population of 29,871 and a student population of 18,858, approximately 6,179 of Poughkeepsie students attend one of Poughkeepsie's schools that offer journalism programs.
Marist College is the largest journalism school in Poughkeepsie, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 25 students graduated from the Journalism program at Marist College.
A total of 25 students graduated with credentials in journalism from journalism schools in Poughkeepsie in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,605 per year in tuition costs.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,350 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a journalism program in Poughkeepsie. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $11,225 per year, on average, for room and board. If you live at home, you can cut this cost down to approximately $30,095.
After graduating with your credentials in journalism, if you decide to work as a journalist in Poughkeepsie, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 7,570 journalists in New York. Of these journalists, 50 were working in the greater Poughkeepsie area. Poughkeepsie's journalist workforce is projected to increase by 7% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for journalists.
As a journalist in Poughkeepsie, you can expect to make an average salary of $33,580 per year. This is higher than the average salary for journalists in the state.