Providence has a total population of 173,618 and a student population of 36,049. Of these students, 10,709 are enrolled in schools that offer public relations programs.
Johnson & Wales University is the largest public relations school in Providence, based on student population. In 2010, Johnson & Wales University graduated approximately 69 students from its public relations program.
In 2010, 69 students graduated with a public relations degree from one of Providence's public relations schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $23,490 per year in tuition costs.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,500 for public relations related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus at one of the Providence-based public relations schools, you will have an added expense of $9,249 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
Many public relations graduates choose to work as public relations professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Providence, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 310 public relations professionals in Rhode Island. Of these public relations professionals, 260 were working in the greater Providence area. The government projects that the number of public relations professionals in Providence will increase by 13% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public relations professionals.