Ann Arbor, MI (population: 113,880) has two journalism schools within its city limits. Concordia University-Ann Arbor, the highest ranked school in the city with a journalism program, has a total student population of 757. It is the 604th highest ranked school in the USA and the 12th highest in the state of Michigan (#1 is Kalamazoo College).
Journalism students from Ann Arbor 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.
Ann Arbor lies in Washtenaw county, which is one of the 62 counties in Michigan. Overall, the Ann Arbor area has 190,260 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.3% unemployment rate, $23.53/hr average worker wage, and a $48,930 average annual salary.
Of the 2 journalism schools in Ann Arbor, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Concordia University-Ann Arbor comes out as the most expensive ($18,211/yr) for journalism students, with Washtenaw Community College as the lowest, reported at only $6,422/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Ann Arbor|
|Farmington Hills||MI||78,114||1||0.013626||0||23.0 miles|
|Dearborn Heights||MI||49,619||0||-||0||23.8 miles|
|West Bloomfield Township||MI||71,474||0||-||0||26.9 miles|
|Bloomfield Township||MI||41,179||0||-||0||31.3 miles|
|Royal Oak||MI||56,742||1||28.1635||4||33.6 miles|
|Madison Heights||MI||-||2||27.3656||17||35.0 miles|
|Auburn Hills||MI||-||2||5.8467||61||37.9 miles|
|Rochester Hills||MI||68,883||1||23.9536||51||39.7 miles|
|Sterling Heights||MI||127,075||1||28.9156||3||41.3 miles|
|Spring Arbor||MI||-||1||60.8655||91||42.4 miles|
|Saint Clair Shores||MI||59,971||1||11.5792||3||45.3 miles|
|Clinton Township||MI||-||2||7.68254||63||46.5 miles|
|East Lansing||MI||45,575||2||19.4594||4||49.7 miles|
|Battle Creek||MI||51,817||3||15.2077||137||76.8 miles|