Journalism in Kansas

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in Kansas


Around 0.5% of Kansas's graduates graduate from journalism degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 483 journalists graduate from Kansas' 10 journalism schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Kansas that has a journalism program is Southwestern College. Southwestern College, which was ranked 46th in the country in 2010, is located in Winfield. In 2010, Southwestern College graduated no students from its journalism program. Students at Southwestern College paid $20,656 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Kansas that has a journalism program is Kansas State University. Kansas State University, which was ranked 61st in the country in 2010, is located in Manhattan. 150 students graduated with degree in journalism from Kansas State University in 2010. Students at Kansas State University paid $7,376 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Kansas that has a journalism program is University of Kansas. University of Kansas, which was ranked 63rd in the country in 2010, is located in Lawrence. In 2010, 327 students graduated from University of Kansas journalism program. Tuition at University of Kansas was $8,733 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Kansas' journalism schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $8,968 per year, though tuition can range from $20,656 per year to $2,080 per year. In 2010, the journalism schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Kansas were:

  1. Southwestern College - located in Winfield, students are charged $20,656 per year
  2. Tabor College - located in Hillsboro, students are charged $20,630 per year
  3. Benedictine College - located in Atchison, students are charged $20,475 per year

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

  1. Seward County Community College and Area Technical School - located in Liberal, students are charged $2,080 per year
  2. Dodge City Community College - located in Dodge City, students are charged $2,180 per year
  3. Fort Scott Community College - located in Fort Scott, students are charged $2,370 per year

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

A large number of Kansas journalism graduates become journalists. Kansas had 500 journalists in 2010. The Kansas counties with the largest populations of journalists are:

  1. Allen County - 180 journalists
  2. Butler County - 110 journalists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 620 journalists will be working in Kansas state. This would require the number of journalists to shrink by -13%.

Salary

A journalist in Kansas makes an average of $37,950 per year. In 2010, however, some Kansas journalists earned as little as less than $16,900 per year or as much as more than $80,750 per year. On average a journalist earns the most in the following Kansas counties:

  1. Butler County - $49,510 per year
  2. Allen County - $27,790 per year

The Kansas counties with the lowest average salary for journalists are:

  1. Allen County - $27,790 per year
  2. Butler County - $49,510 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in journalism in Kansas and to compare salaries with various related fields such as communications or journalism, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Journalism in Kansas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in Kansas
  • Master's Degree in Journalism in Kansas

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,508 miles from location University of Kansas Lawrence KS 37.0315 45% 29,242
6,577 miles from location Kansas State University Manhattan KS 38.7523 72% 23,581
6,697 miles from location Barton County Community College Great Bend KS 20.0068 n/a 4,237
6,633 miles from location Cloud County Community College Concordia KS 19.8599 n/a 2,786
6,482 miles from location Fort Scott Community College Fort Scott KS 19.5238 n/a 2,017
6,497 miles from location Benedictine College Atchison KS 25.317 29% 1,877
6,826 miles from location Seward County Community College and Area Technical School Liberal KS 22.2726 n/a 1,850
6,609 miles from location Southwestern College Winfield KS 53.8865 45% 1,810
6,772 miles from location Dodge City Community College Dodge City KS 17.8849 n/a 1,706
6,615 miles from location Tabor College Hillsboro KS 29.0516 44% 640
 

Curious what studying Journalism gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Photographers + 630 $26,830 26.0%
2
Reporters and Correspondents + 500 $37,950 -39.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are journalism related jobs in Kansas