Lexington has a total population of 6,867 and a student population of 3,653. Of these students, 2,153 are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
The largest journalism school in Lexington, by student population, is Washington and Lee University. In 2010, approximately 22 students graduated from the Journalism program at Washington and Lee University.
In 2010, 22 students graduated with a journalism degree from one of Lexington's journalism schools. If you decide to attend a journalism school in Lexington, you can expect to pay an average yearly tuition of $38,877.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $1,650 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a journalism program in Lexington. And if you live on campus at one of the Lexington-based journalism schools, you will have an added expense of $8,755 per year, on average, for room and board. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Lexington after graduating from journalism school, you should know that job prospects for journalists in Lexington, which is the most popular journalism profession, are not very good. Lexington's journalist workforce is projected to decrease by -3% by the year 2018. This projected change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for journalists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a journalist in Lexington is $26,740 per year. This is lower than the state-wide average salary for journalists.