Top Colleges for Journalism

Take a look at this list of quality schools that are focused on delivering an education in Journalism and that are successful at it, with graduates among the top earners after graduation.

RankSchoolMajor Quality
Ranking
Major Value
Ranking
Annual
Graduates
% of Total
Graduates
Related Major
mPower Index
Starting
Salary
Mid-Career
Salary
#1Emerson College
Boston, MA
School Quality Ranking: 1
177839.5%10.0$42,000$65,000
#2Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
School Quality Ranking: 2
2921686.0%2.9$38,000$87,000
#3University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA
School Quality Ranking: 3
381711.4%3.0$41,000$86,000
#4Boston University
Boston, MA
School Quality Ranking: 4
4891433.5%3.2$40,000$86,000
#5Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY
School Quality Ranking: 5
5591864.8%2.8$39,000$73,000
#6New York University
New York, NY
School Quality Ranking: 6
61031422.2%2.8$44,000$72,000
#7University of Missouri-Columbia
Columbia, MO
School Quality Ranking: 7
7105048.8%2.6$36,000$65,000
#8American University
Washington, DC
School Quality Ranking: 8
887562.8%3.7$40,000$70,000
#9The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
School Quality Ranking: 9
9791621.8%2.7$41,000$70,000
#10Indiana University-Bloomington
Bloomington, IN
School Quality Ranking: 10
10452523.2%3.0$37,000$79,000
Due to lack of data, we couldn't rank every college that offers Journalism. To see a full list of all the colleges offering this program check out our listing of Annual Journalism Graduates. To see a list of all the colleges that offer online degree options in Journalism, check out our listing of Annual Journalism Graduates From Programs Offered Online.
Salary data estimated by College Factual based in part on data provided by PayScale. Last updated 2013.

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