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 public relations programs.
Of the 1 public relations schools in Poughkeepsie, the largest public relations school, by student population, is Marist College. In 2010, Marist College graduated approximately 47 students with credentials in public relations.
In 2010, 76 students graduated with a public relations degree from one of Poughkeepsie's public relations schools. In 2009 tuition at public relations schools in Poughkeepsie was $26,605 per year, on average.
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 public relations program in Poughkeepsie. And if you live on campus at one of the Poughkeepsie-based public relations schools, you will have an added expense of $11,225 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $30,095.
Many public relations graduates choose to work as public relations professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Poughkeepsie, your job prospects are not very good. There were 6,680 public relations professionals working in New York and 40 working in the greater Poughkeepsie area in 2010. The government projects that the number of public relations professionals in Poughkeepsie will decrease by -2% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public relations professionals.
As a public relations professional in Poughkeepsie, you can expect to make an average salary of $86,270 per year. This is higher than the average salary for public relations professionals in the state.