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Journalism at Columbia University in the City of New York

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Journalism at Columbia University in the City of New York

If you plan to study journalism, take a look at what Columbia University in the City of New York has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Columbia is located in New York, New York and has a total student population of 30,135.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Journalism section at the bottom of this page.

Columbia Journalism Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Journalism

Columbia Journalism Rankings

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Journalism Student Demographics at Columbia

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the journalism majors at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Columbia Journalism Master’s Program

69% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 133 journalism students who graduated with a master's degree in 2020-2021 from Columbia, about 31% were men and 69% were women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Columbia University in the City of New York with a master's in journalism.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 12
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 16
White 61
International Students 23
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

Careers That Journalism Grads May Go Into

A degree in journalism can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for NY, the home state for Columbia University in the City of New York.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Editors 19,140 $83,070
Writers and Authors 7,410 $86,380
Film and Video Editors 4,590 $92,170
Reporters and Correspondents 4,540 $81,930
Photographers 4,090 $53,150


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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