Journalism in Colorado

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in Colorado


Each year, roughly 0.4% of Colorado students graduate with degrees in journalism. That means an estimated 572 journalists graduate from Colorado's 5 journalism schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Colorado that has a journalism program is University of Denver. University of Denver, which was ranked 28th in the country in 2010, is located in Denver. In 2010, University of Denver graduated 13 students from its journalism program. University of Denver charged in-state students $36,501 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Colorado that has a journalism program is University of Northern Colorado. University of Northern Colorado, which was ranked 38th in the country in 2010, is located in Greeley. 73 students graduated with degree in journalism from University of Northern Colorado in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Northern Colorado was $5,997 per year.

University of Colorado Boulder, which was ranked 38th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Colorado that has a journalism program. It is located in Boulder. In 2010, University of Colorado Boulder graduated 272 students from its journalism programs. Tuition at University of Colorado Boulder was $8,511 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Colorado journalism school, average tuition will be $12,417 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $4,093 per year to $36,501 per year. The Colorado journalism schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $36,501 per year
  2. University of Colorado Boulder - located in Boulder, students are charged $8,511 per year
  3. Colorado State University - located in Fort Collins, students are charged $6,985 per year

The journalism schools in Colorado that charged the lowest tuition rates were:

  1. Metropolitan State College of Denver - located in Denver, students are charged $4,093 per year
  2. University of Northern Colorado - located in Greeley, students are charged $5,997 per year
  3. Colorado State University - located in Fort Collins, students are charged $6,985 per year

A journalism degree from a Colorado school... what next?

Most people who graduate from journalism school in Colorado go on to work as a journalist. If you decide to work as a journalist in Colorado, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,010 Colorado journalists as of 2010. The largest populations of Colorado journalists are working in the following counties:

  1. Adams County - 510 journalists
  2. El Paso County - 80 journalists
  3. Archuleta County - 70 journalists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of journalists is expected to shrink by -17% by 2018. There are projected to be 800 journalists working in the Colorado then.

Salary

On average, journalists earn $51,450 per year. However, Colorado journalists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,700 per year to more than $117,880 per year in 2010. On average a journalist earns the most in the following Colorado counties:

  1. Adams County - $66,950 per year
  2. Larimer County - $47,850 per year
  3. El Paso County - $41,910 per year

A journalist in the following counties in Colorado make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. Chaffee County - $21,420 per year
  2. Archuleta County - $26,770 per year
  3. El Paso County - $41,910 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Colorado statistics regarding a career in journalism. Take a look and compare salaries with various 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 Colorado
  • Master's Degree in Journalism in Colorado

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
7,030 miles from location University of Colorado Boulder Boulder CO 39.1022 34% 33,010
7,013 miles from location Colorado State University Fort Collins CO 38.2925 39% 28,902
7,019 miles from location Metropolitan State College of Denver Denver CO 19.9884 54% 22,837
6,995 miles from location University of Northern Colorado Greeley CO 61.9484 42% 12,711
7,018 miles from location University of Denver Denver CO 72.0669 20% 11,644
 

Curious what studying Journalism gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Photographers + 1,070 $42,740 23.0%
2
Reporters and Correspondents + 1,010 $51,450 31.2%
3
Broadcast News Analysts + 90 $77,390 -35.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are journalism related jobs in Colorado