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Journalism at Rutgers University - Newark

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Journalism at Rutgers University - Newark

If you are interested in studying journalism, you may want to check out the program at Rutgers University - Newark. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Rutgers Newark is located in Newark, New Jersey and approximately 13,231 students attend the school each year. Of the 2,346 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University - Newark in 2021, 29 of them were journalism majors.

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 Newark Journalism Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism

Rutgers Newark Journalism Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks journalism programs across the country. The following shows how Rutgers Newark performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The journalism major at Rutgers Newark 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.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools 82

How Much Do Journalism Graduates from Rutgers Newark Make?

The median salary of journalism students who receive their bachelor's degree at Rutgers Newark is $33,205. This is 4% higher than $31,781, which is the national average for all journalism bachelor's degree recipients.


Journalism Student Demographics at Rutgers Newark

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

Rutgers Newark Journalism Bachelor’s Program

66% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 34% of journalism bachelor's degrees went to men and 66% went to women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 33% 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 - Newark with a bachelor's in journalism.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 5
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 7
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Rutgers Newark 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 - Newark.

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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