El Paso has a general population of 563,662 and an overall student population of 54,081. Approximately 21,011 of El Paso's students are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
The University of Texas at El Paso is the largest journalism school in El Paso, based on student population. In 2010, The University of Texas at El Paso graduated approximately 18 students with credentials in journalism.
A total of 18 students graduated with credentials in journalism from journalism schools in El Paso in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,115 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all El Paso journalism schools was an average of $27,475 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,064 for journalism related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus at one of the El Paso-based journalism schools, you will have an added expense of $4,203 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,771.
If you plan on staying in El Paso after graduating from journalism school, you should know that job prospects for journalists in El Paso, which is the most popular journalism profession, are good. There were 11,390 journalists working in Texas and 80 working in the greater El Paso area in 2010. El Paso's journalist workforce is projected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for journalists.
As a journalist in El Paso, you can expect to make an average salary of $28,070 per year. This is higher than the average salary for journalists in the state.