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Journalism at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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Journalism at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

Every journalism school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the journalism program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick stacks up to those at other schools.

Rutgers New Brunswick is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey and has a total student population of 50,411. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 115 students received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Rutgers New Brunswick.

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

Rutgers New Brunswick Journalism Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism

Rutgers New Brunswick Journalism Rankings

The journalism major at Rutgers New Brunswick is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Journalism. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Earnings of Rutgers New Brunswick Journalism Graduates

The median salary of journalism students who receive their bachelor's degree at Rutgers New Brunswick is $33,205. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 4% higher than the national average of $31,781 for all journalism bachelor's degree recipients.


Journalism Student Demographics at Rutgers New Brunswick

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the journalism majors at Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

Rutgers New Brunswick Journalism Bachelor’s Program

64% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 115 journalism majors earned their bachelor's degree from Rutgers New Brunswick. Of these graduates, 36% were men and 64% were women. The typical journalism bachelor's degree program is made up of only 34% men. So male students are more repesented at Rutgers New Brunswick since its program graduates 2% more men than average.


About 53% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in journalism at Rutgers New Brunswick are white. This is below average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 8% more racial-ethnic minorities in its journalism bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rutgers University - New Brunswick with a bachelor's in journalism.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 10
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 21
White 61
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

Rutgers New Brunswick also has a doctoral program available in journalism. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

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 NJ, the home state for Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
Editors 3,130 $74,130
Photographers 1,400 $35,840
Writers and Authors 1,050 $81,160
Communications Professors 940 $92,200
Film and Video Editors 590 $87,150


*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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