Bellingham has a total population of 67,171 and a student population of 22,765. Of these students, 14,575 are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
Bellingham's largest journalism school is Western Washington University. In 2010, Western Washington University graduated approximately 48 students with credentials in journalism.
In 2010, 55 students graduated with a journalism degree in Bellingham. Tuition in 2009 at Bellingham's journalism schools was $18,749 per year for instate students and $29,780 per year for out of state students.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,020 for journalism related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,096 per year, on average, for room and board at Bellingham-based journalism schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,230.
If you plan on staying in Bellingham after graduating from journalism school, you should know that job prospects for journalists in Bellingham, which is the most popular journalism profession, are not very good. The government projects that the number of journalists in Bellingham will decrease by -23% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for journalists.