Journalism in Louisiana

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in Louisiana


Each year, roughly 0.0% of Louisiana students graduate with degrees in journalism. That means an estimated 36 journalists graduate from Louisiana's 4 journalism schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Louisiana with a journalism program is Louisiana College, which is located in Pineville. In 2010, it was ranked 42nd nationwide. 2 students graduated with a degree in journalism from Louisiana College in 2010. Louisiana College charged in-state students $13,030 in tuition fees per year.

Louisiana Tech University, which is located in Ruston, is the second-ranked school in Louisiana that has a journalism program. It received a ranking of 70th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 10 students graduated from Louisiana Tech University journalism program. The tuition rate at Louisiana Tech University was $5,545 per year.

Northwestern State University of Louisiana, which is located in Natchitoches, is the third-ranked school in Louisiana that has a journalism program. It received a ranking of 76th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Northwestern State University of Louisiana graduated 23 students from its journalism programs. The tuition rate at Northwestern State University of Louisiana was $4,461 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Louisiana's journalism schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $6,599 per year, though tuition can range from $13,030 per year to $3,360 per year. In 2010, the following Louisiana journalism schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Louisiana College - located in Pineville, students are charged $13,030 per year
  2. Louisiana Tech University - located in Ruston, students are charged $5,545 per year
  3. Northwestern State University of Louisiana - located in Natchitoches, students are charged $4,461 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Louisiana journalism schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Southern University at New Orleans - located in New Orleans, students are charged $3,360 per year
  2. Northwestern State University of Louisiana - located in Natchitoches, students are charged $4,461 per year
  3. Louisiana Tech University - located in Ruston, students are charged $5,545 per year

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

A large number of Louisiana journalism graduates become journalists. If you decide to work as a journalist in Louisiana, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 530 Louisiana journalists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Louisiana journalists:

  1. Jefferson Davis County - 170 journalists
  2. Ascension County - 140 journalists
  3. Bossier County - 50 journalists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of journalists in the state of Louisiana will shrink to 570. This would require a -5% decline in the profession.

Salary

On average, a journalist earns a salary of $40,490 per year in Louisiana state. But, salaries for journalists can vary. In 2010, journalists made as little as less than $21,260 per year or as much as more than $81,230 per year in Louisiana. On average a journalist earns the most in the following Louisiana counties:

  1. Jefferson Davis County - $45,740 per year
  2. Ascension County - $45,030 per year
  3. Bossier County - $40,440 per year

The following counties in Louisiana have the lowest average salaries for journalists:

  1. Lafayette County - $30,620 per year
  2. Bossier County - $40,440 per year
  3. Ascension County - $45,030 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Louisiana 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 Louisiana

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,379 miles from location Louisiana Tech University Ruston LA 29.6827 51% 11,264
6,407 miles from location Northwestern State University of Louisiana Natchitoches LA 24.0928 60% 9,247
6,227 miles from location Southern University at New Orleans New Orleans LA 7.01485 n/a 3,141
6,368 miles from location Louisiana College Pineville LA 57.9717 46% 1,461
 

Curious what studying Journalism gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Photographers + 610 $28,420 -29.1%
2
Reporters and Correspondents + 530 $40,490 -11.7%
3
Broadcast News Analysts + 50 $71,330 -66.7%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are journalism related jobs in Louisiana