Houston has a general population of 1,953,631 and an overall student population of 156,252. Approximately 37,000 of Houston's students are enrolled in schools that offer public relations programs.
University of Houston is the largest public relations school in Houston, based on student population. Approximately 141 students graduated in 2010 from University of Houston with credentials in public relations.
In 2010, 143 students graduated with a public relations degree from one of Houston's public relations schools. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,059 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Houston public relations schools was an average of $25,707 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,100 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a public relations program in Houston. And if you live on campus at one of the Houston-based public relations schools, you will have an added expense of $7,204 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $13,143.
Many public relations graduates choose to work as public relations professionals after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Houston, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 2,550 public relations professionals in Texas. Of these public relations professionals, 730 were working in the greater Houston area. The number of public relations professionals in Houston is expected to increase by 17% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for public relations professionals.