With an overall population of 1,517,550 and a student population of 150,997, approximately 36,507 of Philadelphia students attend one of Philadelphia's schools that offer public relations programs.
Of the 1 public relations schools in Philadelphia, the largest public relations school, by student population, is Temple University. Approximately 124 students graduated in 2010 from Temple University with credentials in public relations.
In 2010, 203 students graduated with a public relations degree in Philadelphia. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $26,398 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Philadelphia public relations schools was an average of $36,268 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,000 for public relations related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,198 per year, on average, for room and board at Philadelphia-based public relations schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $15,050.
If you decide to work as a public relations professional in Philadelphia, your job prospects are not very good. There were 2,000 public relations professionals working in Pennsylvania and 780 working in the greater Philadelphia area in 2010. By the year 2018, the number of public relations professionals is expected to increase by 5% in Philadelphia. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public relations professionals.