Athens has a general population of 1,102 and an overall student population of 2,882. Approximately 2,882 of Athens's students are enrolled in schools that offer journalism programs.
Concord University is the largest journalism school in Athens, based on student population. Approximately 15 students graduated in 2010 from Concord University with credentials in journalism.
In 2010, 15 students graduated with a journalism degree in Athens. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $15,756 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Athens journalism schools was an average of $21,832 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,100 for journalism related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $6,766 per year, on average, for room and board at Athens-based journalism schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $0.
If you decide to work as a journalist in Athens, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, 1 out of every 4 journalists in West Virginia were working in the greater Athens area. The number of journalists in Athens is expected to decrease by -6% 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 Athens is $28,860 per year, which is lower than the average for journalists state-wide.