Journalism in New Jersey

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in New Jersey


Each year, roughly 0.1% of New Jersey students graduate with degrees in journalism. In other words, every year an estimated 255 journalists graduate from New Jersey's 5 journalism schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in New Jersey that has a journalism program is Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, which was ranked 17th in the country in 2010, is located in New Brunswick. 200 students graduated with a degree in journalism from Rutgers University-New Brunswick in 2010. The tuition rate at Rutgers University-New Brunswick was $12,582 per year.

Rowan University, which is located in Glassboro, is the second-ranked school in New Jersey that has a journalism program. It received a ranking of 33rd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 34 students graduated from Rowan University journalism program. Tuition at Rowan University was $11,676 per year.

Rutgers University-Newark, which was ranked 33rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in New Jersey that has a journalism program. It is located in Newark. 8 students graduated with degree in journalism from Rutgers University-Newark in 2010. The tuition rate at Rutgers University-Newark was $12,069 per year.

Cost

Journalism schools in New Jersey, charge students an average tuition of $8,679 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $12,582 per year, or as little as $3,146 per year. In 2010, the following New Jersey journalism schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Rutgers University-New Brunswick - located in New Brunswick, students are charged $12,582 per year
  2. Rutgers University-Newark - located in Newark, students are charged $12,069 per year
  3. Rowan University - located in Glassboro, students are charged $11,676 per year

The following New Jersey journalism schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Ocean County College - located in Toms River, students are charged $3,146 per year
  2. Salem Community College - located in Penns Grove, students are charged $3,924 per year
  3. Rowan University - located in Glassboro, students are charged $11,676 per year

A journalism degree from a New Jersey school... what next?

Most people who graduate from journalism school in New Jersey go on to work as a journalist. If you decide to work as a journalist in New Jersey, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 870 New Jersey journalists as of 2010. In New Jersey, the largest numbers of journalists work in the following counties:

  1. Middlesex County - 250 journalists
  2. Essex County - 180 journalists
  3. Burlington County - 60 journalists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of journalists is expected to shrink by -20% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,150 journalists working in the New Jersey then.

Salary

On average, journalists earn $61,890 per year. However, this number is only an average. journalists in New Jersey had varying salaries from $18,490 to $116,540 per year in 2010. On average a journalist earns the most in the following New Jersey counties:

  1. Middlesex County - $88,300 per year
  2. Essex County - $53,720 per year
  3. Burlington County - $46,160 per year

On average, journalists earns the least in the following New Jersey counties:

  1. Mercer County - $38,680 per year
  2. Burlington County - $46,160 per year
  3. Essex County - $53,720 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in journalism in New Jersey 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 New Jersey
  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in New Jersey

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,411 miles from location Rutgers University-New Brunswick New Brunswick NJ 82.5013 33% 37,366
5,400 miles from location Rutgers University-Newark Newark NJ 66.2113 12% 11,501
5,437 miles from location Rowan University Glassboro NJ 67.3035 31% 11,006
5,390 miles from location Ocean County College Toms River NJ 14.9813 n/a 10,415
5,455 miles from location Salem Community College Penns Grove NJ 10.9259 n/a 1,514
 

Curious what studying Journalism gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Photographers + 1,010 $39,340 -21.1%
2
Reporters and Correspondents + 870 $61,890 -51.9%
3
Broadcast News Analysts + 90 $91,940 -30.8%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are journalism related jobs in New Jersey