Ellensburg has a total population of 15,414 and a student population of 11,357. Of these students, 11,357 are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
The largest journalism school in Ellensburg, by student population, is Central Washington University. Approximately 11 students graduated in 2010 from Central Washington University with credentials in journalism.
In 2010, 20 students graduated with a journalism degree in Ellensburg. Tuition in 2009 at Ellensburg's journalism schools was $19,070 per year for instate students and $29,333 per year for out of state students.
You should also anticipate spending about $972 for journalism related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $8,460 per year, on average, for room and board at Ellensburg-based journalism schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you plan on staying in Ellensburg after graduating from journalism school, you should know that job prospects for journalists in Ellensburg, which is the most popular journalism profession, are not very good. In 2010, of the 1,360 journalists in Washington State, 50 were working in the greater Ellensburg area. Ellensburg's journalist workforce is projected to decrease by -23% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for journalists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a journalist in Ellensburg is $28,920 per year, which is higher than the average for journalists state-wide.