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Journalism Schools in Washington

230 Journalism students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Journalism major is the 96th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Journalism Majors in Washington

Journalism majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 228
Associate’s Degree 2

Gender Distribution

In Washington, a journalism major is more popular with women than with men.

Journalism Majors in WA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of journalism majors in Washington is as follows:

  • Asian: 5.2%
  • Black or African American: 3.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.6%
  • White: 69.6%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 2.6%
  • Other Races: 9.1%
Journalism Majors in WA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Journalism Grads in Washington

There are 6,420 people in the state and 318,590 people in the nation working in journalism jobs.

Journalism Jobs Nationwide vs. WA

Wages for Journalism Jobs in Washington

A typical salary for a journalism grad in the state is $65,200, compared to a typical salary of $69,480 nationwide.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 9 colleges in Washington that offer journalism degrees. Learn about the most popular 9 below:

72 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
16,142 Total Students

Most students complete their degree in 4.50 years. Graduates earn an average $35,400 after graduation. The full-time teacher rate is 68%.

56 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
31,607 Total Students

The 4.10% student loan default rate is lower than average. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $40,600 after earning their degree at this institution. The average student takes 4.45 years to complete their degree at Wazzu.

43 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
47,576 Total Students

The average student takes 4.26 years to complete their degree at UW Seattle. The student loan default rate is 2.80% which is lower than average. This public school has an average net price of $12,001.

26 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
7,537 Total Students

The average student takes 5.09 years to complete their degree at Gonzaga. 57% of the teachers are full time. This private school has an average net price of $33,545.

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
51% Graduation Rate
11,658 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.58 years to graduate. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $15,175. The student loan default rate is 5.80% which is lower than average.

11 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,410 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 5.10%. 73% of the teachers are full time. Of all the students who attend this school, 94% get financial aid.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
5,023 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1. Students who attend this public school pay an average net price of $7,061. 100% of the teachers are full time.

2 Degrees in Major Awarded
75% Graduation Rate
2,814 Total Students

98% of students get financical aid. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $35,000 after earning their degree at this institution. Most students complete their degree in 4.15 years.

0 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
7,199 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.15 years to complete their degree at Seattle U. This private institution charges an average net price of $34,947.

Journalism Careers in WA

Some of the careers journalism majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Editors 31% $63,540
Film and Video Editors 25% $60,560
Writers and Authors 23% $61,060
Communications Professors 18% $56,590
Broadcast News Analysts 0% $92,220
Photographers -5% $44,180
Radio and Television Announcers -9% $0

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to journalism.

Major Annual Graduates in WA
Communication & Media Studies 1,305
Public Relations & Advertising 293
Radio, TV & Digital Communication 229
Other Communication & Journalism 74

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