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Journalism at Purchase College

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

Purchase College is located in Purchase, New York and approximately 3,685 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 27 journalism majors received their bachelor's degree from Purchase College.

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

Purchase College Journalism Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism

Purchase College Journalism Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the journalism progam at Purchase College compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The journalism major at Purchase College 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
Most Focused Journalism Schools 27
Most Popular Journalism Schools 129
Best Value Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools 147
Best Journalism Schools 228

Earnings of Purchase College Journalism Graduates

The median salary of journalism students who receive their bachelor's degree at Purchase College is $26,684. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $31,781 for all journalism students.


Journalism Student Demographics at Purchase College

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the journalism majors at Purchase College.

Purchase College Journalism Bachelor’s Program

78% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 22% of journalism bachelor's degrees went to men and 78% went to women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 16% 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 Purchase College with a bachelor's in journalism.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 10
White 12
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Purchase College 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 NY, the home state for Purchase College.

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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