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Journalism at Brigham Young University - Provo

The Journalism major is part of the communication & journalism program at Brigham Young University - Provo.

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, average salaries, and more. Also, learn how BYU ranks among other schools offering degrees in journalism.

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Journalism Degrees Available at BYU

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism

BYU Journalism Rankings

The bachelor's program at BYU was ranked #55 on College Factual's Best Schools for journalism list. It is also ranked #1 in Utah.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Colleges for Journalism 51
Best Colleges for Journalism 55
Best Journalism Colleges for Non-Traditional Students 67
Highest Paid Journalism Graduates 76

Popularity of Journalism at BYU

During the 2018-2019 academic year, Brigham Young University - Provo handed out 73 bachelor's degrees in journalism. Due to this, the school was ranked #51 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 26% over the previous year when 99 degrees were handed out.

How Much Do Journalism Graduates from BYU Make?

Salary of Journalism Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

Journalism majors who earn their bachelor's degree from BYU go on to jobs where they make a median salary of $30,000 a year. This is about the same as the yearly salary of alljournalism bachelor's degree recipients across the nation.


How Much Student Debt Do Journalism Graduates from BYU Have?

Student Debt of Journalism Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at BYU, journalism students borrow a median amount of $10,770 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all journalism bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $23,488.


The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the journalism program at BYU is $112 per month.

Journalism Student Diversity at BYU

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the journalism majors at Brigham Young University - Provo.

BYU Journalism Bachelor’s Program

The journalism program at BYU awarded 73 bachelor's degrees in 2018-2019. About 21% of these degrees went to men with the other 79% going to women.

BYU Gender Breakdown of Journalism Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at BYU are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 79% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from Brigham Young University - Provo with a bachelor's in journalism.

Ethnic Diversity of Journalism Majors at Brigham Young University - Provo
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 58
Non-Resident Aliens 2
Other Races 5

Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Relations & Advertising 183
Communication & Media Studies 42
Publishing 10
Communication & Journalism (Other) 1

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