Alabama contains 22 schools that offer broadcasting programs. Auburn University Main Campus, the highest-ranking broadcasting school in AL, has a total student population of 24,602 and is the 115th highest ranked school in America.
Of the 22 broadcasting schools in Alabama, only 5 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Oakwood University comes out as the most expensive ($24,801/yr), with Gadsden State Community College as the lowest recorded at only $3,833/yr.
Broadcasting students from Alabama schools who go on to become broadcast technicians, reporters, news reporters, news anchors, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 31,220 people working as broadcast technicians alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $38,330. Also, Broadcast news analysts make on average $67,990 per year and there are about 5,820 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Alabama alone, there are 120 employed broadcast news analysts earning an average yearly salary of $62,450. Broadcast technicians in this state earn $33,780/yr and there are 430 employed.
Also, within the broadcasting schools in Alabama, the average student population is 4,121 and average student-to-faculty ratio is 18 to 1. Aside from broadcasting, there are 2845 total degree (or certificate) programs in the state, with 2,868 people on average applying for a school. Undergraduate tuition costs are normally around $3,989, but can vary widely depending on the type of school.
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