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Public Relations Schools in California

There are six California schools offering public relations programs. In 2010, 252 students graduated from programs at California public relations schools. 220 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 29 of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 225 students graduate from public relations programs in this state per year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from public relations programs. Out of those, two students graduated with certificates in public relations, one with an associate's level degree, 220 with a bachelor's level degree, and 29 with a master's level degree.

Six public relations schools are in this state. Of these, while two schools are private, four schools are public. While public public relations school tuition is $5,370, tuition at a private public relations school varies from $38,524 to $39,080.

Average tuition for public relations programs is $25,775. The highest tuition for programs in public relations, which is $39,080 every year, is at Pepperdine University, while the lowest tuition in this western state, which is $5,370 every year, is at San Jose State University.

Schools in this state offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees in public relations.

Public Relations Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

On average, 225 students graduate from public relations programs in this state per year. This accounts for 3% of students who schools in the United States graduate from public relations programs. Out of those, two students graduated with certificates in public relations, one with an associate's level degree, 220 with a bachelor's level degree, and 29 with a master's level degree.

Public Relations Program Completions in California 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 0
  • Certificate 2007: 0
  • Certificate 2008: 1
  • Certificate 2009: 1
  • Certificate 2010: 2
  • Associate 2006: 0
  • Associate 2007: 0
  • Associate 2008: 1
  • Associate 2009: 1
  • Associate 2010: 1
  • Bachelor 2006: 125
  • Bachelor 2007: 176
  • Bachelor 2008: 174
  • Bachelor 2009: 200
  • Bachelor 2010: 220
  • Master 2006: 36
  • Master 2007: 33
  • Master 2008: 23
  • Master 2009: 29
  • Master 2010: 29

Public Relations Program Availability in California

California schools offer a total of nine programs in public relations. Of these programs, around 44.4% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level and the associates level.

Public Relations Program Availability in California

  • Certificate: 3
  • Associate: 1
  • Bachelor: 4
  • Master: 1

Public Relations Specialists — Salary by Percentile

Public Relations Specialists — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 34470
  • 25th Percentile: 43780
  • Median: 60320
  • 75th Percentile: 80940
  • 90th Percentile: 108230

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers — Salary by Percentile

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 58930
  • 25th Percentile: 76560
  • Median: 102190
  • 75th Percentile: 138780
  • 90th Percentile: 166400

Public Relations Specialists — Employment Trend

Public Relations Specialists — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 52020
  • Median Salary 2007: 55930
  • Median Salary 2008: 58700
  • Median Salary 2009: 59480
  • Median Salary 2010: 60320
  • Total Employed 2006: 23900
  • Total Employed 2007: 27240
  • Total Employed 2008: 28840
  • Total Employed 2009: 28240
  • Total Employed 2010: 24150

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers — Employment Trend

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 94600
  • Median Salary 2007: 94750
  • Median Salary 2008: 102310
  • Median Salary 2009: 98570
  • Median Salary 2010: 102190
  • Total Employed 2006: 5110
  • Total Employed 2007: 5400
  • Total Employed 2008: 5920
  • Total Employed 2009: 6440
  • Total Employed 2010: 6320

California vs National Public Relations Employment

California vs National Public Relations Employment

  • Employed in California: 10.919% (30470)

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1. Golden West College

15744 Goldenwest St.
Huntington Beach, CA 92647-2710
(714) 892-7711

Golden West College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1966. It is in the suburbs of Huntington Beach, California. This college offers students 57 certificates and 57 associates level degrees. 13,919 students pursued degrees from the 57 programs at this college in 2010. It offers subjects such as biology, public relations, and business. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this college. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

2. Pepperdine University

24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
(310) 506-4000

Pepperdine University is located in the suburbs of Malibu, California and Pepperdine offers one program in public relations. In terms of programs, this school is the third largest institution in the state of California offering public relations.

3. Chapman University

One University Dr.
Orange, CA 92866
(714) 997-6815

Chapman University is located in the center of Orange and this school offers one public relations program. Chapman is the second oldest institution in the state of California offering programs in public relations.

4. Long Beach City College

4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
(562) 938-4111

Long Beach City College is 2.4 miles from the heart of downtown. It offers two programs in public relations. Of those, it offers one public relations certificate to students and one degree at the associate's level in public relations. 26,517 students pursue degrees in 179 programs at this college, overall. In terms of programs, this college is the third biggest institution in the state of California offering public relations.

5. San Jose State University

1 Washington Sq
San Jose, CA 95192-0001
(408) 924-1000

San Jose State University is 0.8 miles from the center of the city and it offers one program in public relations. It is one of 28 research universities in California. SJSU is the fourth biggest institution in the state of California offering public relations in terms of programs.

6. Pasadena City College

1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106-2003
(626) 585-7123

Pasadena City College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1924. This college, which is 1.4 miles from the center of the city, is in Pasadena, CA. It offers students 69 certificates and 65 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 27,023 students sought degrees from the 69 programs at this community college. It offers subjects such as international business and bookkeeping. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this college. It is one of 98 community colleges in California.

7. Fullerton College

321 E Chapman Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92832-2095
(714) 992-7000

Fullerton College is in the center of Fullerton and it offers one public relations program. Overall, 22,562 students pursue degrees in 159 Fullerton College programs. It is the second biggest institution in the state of California offering public relations in terms of programs.

8. Oxnard College

4000 S Rose Ave
Oxnard, CA 93033-6699
(805) 986-5800

Oxnard College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1975. This college, which is near the center of the city, is in Oxnard, CA. Students are offered 45 certificates and 44 degrees at the associates level by this community college. 7,961 students pursued degrees from the 45 programs at this college in 2010. It offers subjects including automotive technology, dental hygiene, and web design. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this community college. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.

9. Palomar College

1140 W. Mission
San Marcos, CA 92069-1487
(760) 744-1150

Palomar College, which is near the center of the city, is located in San Marcos, CA and it offers one public relations program. It is one of 98 community colleges in California. This community college is the third biggest institution in the state of California offering public relations.

10. California Baptist University

8432 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504-3297
(951) 689-5771

Founded in 1950, California Baptist University is a 4-year institution. This school, which is near the center of the city, is in Riverside, CA. Students are offered 47 bachelors level degrees and 11 masters level degrees by it. 4,715 students pursued degrees from the 54 programs at CBU in 2010. CBU offers subjects such as public relations, communications, and personal training. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities accredits it.

11. Cosumnes River College

8401 Center Parkway
Sacramento, CA 95823-5799
(916) 688-7344

Cosumnes River College is a public 2-year institution, founded in 1970. This college, which is near the center of the city, is in Sacramento, CA. This community college offers subjects such as information systems and allied health. This community college offers students 74 certificates and 64 degrees at the associates level. In 2010, 15,180 students pursued degrees from the 74 programs at this community college. The Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits this college. This community college is one of 98 community colleges in California.