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Journalism at Temple University

What traits are you looking for in a journalism school? To help you decide if Temple University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's journalism program.

Temple is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and approximately 37,236 students attend the school each year. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 98 students received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Temple.

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

Temple Journalism Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism
  • Master’s Degree in Journalism

Temple Journalism Rankings

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

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The journalism major at Temple 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 Popular Journalism Master’s Degree Schools 30

In 2021, 12 students received their master’s degree in journalism from Temple. This makes it the #30 most popular school for journalism master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Temple Journalism Graduates

The median salary of journalism students who receive their bachelor's degree at Temple is $30,806. This is less than $31,781, which is the national average of all journalism majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Journalism Student Demographics at Temple

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

Temple Journalism Bachelor’s Program

65% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 98 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Journalism from Temple in 2020-2021, 35% were men and 65% were women.


About 61% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in journalism at Temple are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 7
Black or African American 19
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 60
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Temple Journalism Master’s Program

33% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 12 journalism majors earned their master's degree from Temple. Of these graduates, 67% were men and 33% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 34% men graduate in journalism each year. Temple does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 33% more men than average.


In the journalism master's program at this school, racial-ethnic minorities make up 50% of degree recipients. That is 14% better than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 4
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 6
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Temple 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 PA, the home state for Temple University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Editors 3,020 $62,870
Photographers 1,740 $34,790
Writers and Authors 1,400 $60,140
Reporters and Correspondents 1,330 $39,600
Communications Professors 1,280 $76,720


*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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