Columbia has a general population of 116,278 and an overall student population of 36,204. Approximately 28,482 of Columbia's students are enrolled in schools that offer public relations programs.
The largest public relations school in Columbia, by student population, is University of South Carolina-Columbia. In 2010, University of South Carolina-Columbia graduated approximately 127 students from its public relations program.
A total of 199 students graduated with credentials in public relations from public relations schools in Columbia in 2010. If you decide to attend one of Columbia's public relations schools, you can expect to pay an average of $21,490 per year in instate tuition and $36,066 per year in out of state tuition.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $936 for public relations related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,872 per year, on average, for room and board at Columbia-based public relations schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $14,162.
If you decide to work as a public relations professional in Columbia, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 1,250 public relations professionals in South Carolina, 200 were working in the greater Columbia area. By the year 2018, the number of public relations professionals is expected to increase by 10% in Columbia. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for public relations professionals.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a public relations professional in Columbia is $66,110 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for public relations professionals.