Journalism in Nebraska

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in Nebraska


Each year, roughly 0.5% of Nebraska students graduate with degrees in journalism. That means an estimated 268 journalists graduate from Nebraska's 10 journalism schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Nebraska that has a journalism program is University of Nebraska at Kearney. University of Nebraska at Kearney, which was ranked 30th in the country in 2010, is located in Kearney. 33 students graduated with a degree in journalism from University of Nebraska at Kearney in 2010. Students at University of Nebraska at Kearney paid $5,912 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Nebraska with a journalism program is Midland Lutheran College, which is located in Fremont. In 2010, it was ranked 48th nationwide. Students at Midland Lutheran College paid $23,664 per year in tuition fees.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which is located in Lincoln, is the third-ranked school in Nebraska that has a journalism program. It received a ranking of 60th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 101 students graduated from University of Nebraska-Lincoln journalism program. University of Nebraska-Lincoln charged in-state students $7,224 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

Tuition at Nebraska's journalism schools ranges from $30,578 per year to $2,040 per year. But, the average tuition is $14,556 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Nebraska journalism schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Creighton University - located in Omaha, students are charged $30,578 per year
  2. Midland Lutheran College - located in Fremont, students are charged $23,664 per year
  3. Hastings College - located in Hastings, students are charged $22,620 per year

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

  1. Western Nebraska Community College - located in Scottsbluff, students are charged $2,040 per year
  2. Northeast Community College - located in Norfolk, students are charged $2,612 per year
  3. University of Nebraska at Kearney - located in Kearney, students are charged $5,912 per year

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

A large number of Nebraska journalism graduates become journalists. 620 journalists were working in Nebraska in 2010. In Nebraska, the largest numbers of journalists work in the following counties:

  1. Harrison County - 300 journalists
  2. Lancaster County - 110 journalists
  3. Adams County - 80 journalists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of journalists is expected to shrink by -9% by 2018. There are projected to be 710 journalists working in the Nebraska then.

Salary

A journalist in Nebraska makes an average of $27,140 per year. But, salaries for journalists can vary. In 2010, journalists made as little as less than $15,490 per year or as much as more than $60,200 per year in Nebraska. A journalist in the following Nebraska counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Butler County - $34,980 per year
  2. Lancaster County - $27,170 per year
  3. Harrison County - $27,100 per year

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

  1. Adams County - $20,210 per year
  2. Arthur County - $24,620 per year
  3. Antelope County - $27,040 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Nebraska 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.

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

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,575 miles from location University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln NE 39.6491 67% 24,100
6,537 miles from location University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha NE 28.9639 47% 14,620
6,534 miles from location Creighton University Omaha NE 34.7803 27% 7,385
6,701 miles from location University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney NE 70.3595 44% 6,650
6,604 miles from location Northeast Community College Norfolk NE 24.9689 n/a 5,205
6,925 miles from location Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff NE 16.547 n/a 2,304
6,595 miles from location Concordia University Seward NE 26.8646 30% 1,717
6,664 miles from location Hastings College Hastings NE 28.2994 26% 1,154
6,589 miles from location Doane College Crete NE 28.8976 30% 964
6,561 miles from location Midland Lutheran College Fremont NE 51.755 24% 716
 

Curious what studying Journalism gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Reporters and Correspondents + 620 $27,140 26.5%
2
Photographers + 390 $29,480 44.4%
3
Broadcast News Analysts + 60 $45,450 -33.3%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are journalism related jobs in Nebraska