Cocoa, FL has twelve journalism schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Central Florida, the highest ranked school in this group with a journalism program, has a total student population of 53,401. It is the 71st highest ranked school in the USA and the 2nd highest in the state of Florida (#1 is University of Miami). To learn more about journalism programs in Cocoa, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of journalism professors at University of Central Florida such as Richard Brunson, Ann Hellmuth, William Kinnally, Daniel Shaver, Kim Voss, and James Wilkening.
Journalism students from Cocoa schools who go on to become journalists, media journalists, investigative journalists, broadcast journalists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 43,390 people working as writers and authors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,560. Also, Broadcast news analysts make on average $67,990 per year and there are about 5,820 of them employed in the US today.
Cocoa lies in Brevard county, which is one of the 49 counties in Florida. Overall, the Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville area has 195,130 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $20/hr average worker wage, and a $42,530 average annual salary.
Of the 12 journalism schools with a 100-mile radius of Cocoa, only 2 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach comes out as the most expensive ($32,229/yr) for journalism students, with Indian River State College as the lowest, reported at only $2,138/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Cocoa|
|Winter Park||FL||-||6||33.3306||155||39.2 miles|
|Lake Mary||FL||-||1||18.3465||21||43.5 miles|
|South Daytona||FL||-||1||30.9321||7||56.2 miles|
|Daytona Beach||FL||63,815||4||31.0595||184||58.7 miles|
|Port Saint Lucie||FL||163,859||0||-||0||80.2 miles|
|Palm Coast||FL||76,000||0||-||0||86.6 miles|
|Saint Leo||FL||-||1||24.1963||100||92.4 miles|