Public Relations in Georgia

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Schools Offering Public Relations Programs in Georgia


Each year, roughly 0.2% of Georgia students graduate with degrees in public relations. That means an estimated 382 public relations professionals graduate from Georgia's 7 public relations schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Georgia with a public relations program is University of Georgia, which is located in Athens. In 2010, it was ranked 15th nationwide. 294 students graduated with a degree in public relations from University of Georgia in 2010. University of Georgia charged in-state students $8,736 in tuition fees per year.

Shorter University, which is located in Rome, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a public relations program. It received a ranking of 43rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, Shorter University graduated 1 students from its public relations program. The tuition rate at Shorter University was $17,070 per year.

Wesleyan College, which was ranked 43rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Georgia that has a public relations program. It is located in Macon. In 2010, Wesleyan College graduated 5 students from its public relations programs. Students at Wesleyan College paid $18,000 per year in tuition fees.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Georgia's public relations schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $13,780 per year, though tuition can range from $18,025 per year to $5,340 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Georgia public relations schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Portfolio Center - located in Atlanta, students are charged $18,025 per year
  2. Wesleyan College - located in Macon, students are charged $18,000 per year
  3. The Art Institute of Atlanta - located in Atlanta, students are charged $17,496 per year

The public relations schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Georgia were:

  1. Georgia Southern University - located in Statesboro, students are charged $5,340 per year
  2. University of Georgia - located in Athens, students are charged $8,736 per year
  3. Paine College - located in Augusta, students are charged $11,794 per year

A public relations degree from a Georgia school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of Georgia public relations professionals:

  1. Barrow County - 1,140 public relations professionals
  2. Bryan County - 60 public relations professionals
  3. Burke County - 60 public relations professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of public relations professionals in the state of Georgia will grow to 2,190. This would require a 23% growth in the profession.

Salary

public relations professionals in Georgia make an average of $97,440 per year. However, Georgia public relations professional earned anywhere in the range from as less than $34,250 per year to more than $138,240 per year in 2010. The following counties in Georgia have the highest average salaries for public relations professionals:

  1. Barrow County - $103,770 per year
  2. Burke County - $89,440 per year
  3. Clarke County - $84,600 per year

The following counties in Georgia have the lowest average salaries for public relations professional:

  1. Banks County - $58,600 per year
  2. Bryan County - $73,680 per year
  3. Clarke County - $84,600 per year

On average, the highest paid public relations professionals in Georgia were:

  1. Public Relations Manager - $97,440 per year

The public relations professionals with lowest average salaries in Georgia were:

  1. Public Relations Manager - $97,440 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Georgia statistics regarding a career in public relations and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as business management or advertising.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations in Georgia
  • Certificate in Public Relations in Georgia

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,845 miles from location University of Georgia Athens GA 84.6189 51% 34,885
5,746 miles from location Georgia Southern University Statesboro GA 32.9448 72% 19,086
5,901 miles from location The Art Institute of Atlanta Atlanta GA 20.6102 91% 3,882
5,950 miles from location Shorter University Rome GA 57.4714 31% 1,205
5,763 miles from location Paine College Augusta GA 40.8694 21% 907
5,860 miles from location Wesleyan College Macon GA 56.1354 38% 685
5,903 miles from location Portfolio Center Atlanta GA 43.6639 100% 119
 

Curious what studying Public Relations gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Georgia

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Public Relations and Fundraising Managers + 1,480 $97,440 62.6%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are public relations related jobs in Georgia