Journalism in Alaska

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in Alaska


Each year, roughly 0.3% of Alaska students graduate with degrees in journalism. Thus, Alaska's 3 journalism schools put out approximately 30 journalists each year.

Top Schools

University of Alaska Fairbanks, which is located in Fairbanks, is the top-ranked school in Alaska that has a journalism program. It received a ranking of 41st in the country in 2010. 10 students graduated with a degree in journalism from University of Alaska Fairbanks in 2010. Students at University of Alaska Fairbanks paid $5,358 per year in tuition fees.

University of Alaska Anchorage, which was ranked 44th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Alaska that has a journalism program. It is located in Anchorage. In 2010, University of Alaska Anchorage graduated 20 students from its journalism program. Students at University of Alaska Anchorage paid $5,186 per year in tuition fees.

Prince William Sound Community College, which was ranked 44th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Alaska that has a journalism program. It is located in Valdez. In 2010, Prince William Sound Community College graduated 0 students from its journalism programs. Tuition at Prince William Sound Community College was $4,405 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Alaska's journalism schools ranges from $5,358 per year to $4,405 per year. But, the average tuition is $4,983 per year. The Alaska journalism schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year
  2. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year
  3. Prince William Sound Community College - located in Valdez, students are charged $4,405 per year

The following Alaska journalism schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Prince William Sound Community College - located in Valdez, students are charged $4,405 per year
  2. University of Alaska Anchorage - located in Anchorage, students are charged $5,186 per year
  3. University of Alaska Fairbanks - located in Fairbanks, students are charged $5,358 per year

A journalism degree from an Alaska school... what next?

A large number of Alaska journalism graduates become journalists. Alaska had 160 journalists in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Alaska journalists:

  1. Anchorage County - 60 journalists
  2. Haines County - 40 journalists
  3. Aleutians East County - 30 journalists

Salary

On average, journalists earn $38,960 per year. In 2010, however, some Alaska journalists earned as little as less than $28,040 per year or as much as more than $58,470 per year. On average a journalist earns the most in the following Alaska counties:

  1. Anchorage County - $45,280 per year
  2. Aleutians East County - $35,800 per year
  3. Haines County - $34,960 per year

On average, journalists earns the least in the following Alaska counties:

  1. Haines County - $34,960 per year
  2. Aleutians East County - $35,800 per year
  3. Anchorage County - $45,280 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Alaska statistics regarding a career in journalism and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as communications or journalism.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in Alaska

Want to study at your own time and pace?

Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,928 miles from location University of Alaska Anchorage Anchorage AK 55.637 69% 17,276
7,683 miles from location University of Alaska Fairbanks Fairbanks AK 58.6895 65% 9,137
7,864 miles from location Prince William Sound Community College Valdez AK 4.57998 n/a 594
 

Curious what studying Journalism gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Alaska

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Reporters and Correspondents + 160 $38,960 -11.1%
2
Photographers + 70 $42,550
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are journalism related jobs in Alaska