Journalism in Ohio

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in Ohio

Each year, approximately 0.2% of Ohio graduates receive degrees in journalism. Thus, Ohio's 21 journalism schools put out approximately 673 journalists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Ohio with a journalism program is Ohio State University-Main Campus, which is located in Columbus. In 2010, it was ranked 14th nationwide. In 2010, 87 students graduated from Ohio State University-Main Campus' journalism program. The tuition rate at Ohio State University-Main Campus was $9,420 per year.

The second-ranked school in Ohio that has a journalism program is Ohio University-Main Campus. Ohio University-Main Campus, which was ranked 27th in the country in 2010, is located in Athens. In 2010, 278 students graduated from Ohio University-Main Campus journalism program. Tuition at Ohio University-Main Campus was $9,603 per year.

The third-ranked school in Ohio with a journalism program is University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, which is located in Cincinnati. In 2010, it was ranked 31st nationwide. In 2010, University of Cincinnati-Main Campus graduated 34 students from its journalism programs. Tuition at University of Cincinnati-Main Campus was $10,065 per year.


Tuition at Ohio's journalism schools ranges from $36,398 per year to $5,480 per year. But, the average tuition is $18,413 per year. The Ohio journalism schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Ohio Wesleyan University - located in Delaware, students are charged $36,398 per year
  2. Ohio Northern University - located in Ada, students are charged $33,099 per year
  3. University of Dayton - located in Dayton, students are charged $29,930 per year

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

  1. Central State University - located in Wilberforce, students are charged $5,480 per year
  2. Youngstown State University - located in Youngstown, students are charged $7,199 per year
  3. University of Toledo - located in Toledo, students are charged $8,491 per year

A journalism degree from an Ohio school... what next?

Most people who graduate from journalism school in Ohio go on to work as a journalist. In 2010, there were 2,180 journalists working in Ohio. The largest populations of Ohio journalists are working in the following counties:

  1. Delaware County - 590 journalists
  2. Cuyahoga County - 410 journalists
  3. Dearborn County - 230 journalists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of journalists is expected to shrink by -8% by 2018. There are projected to be 2,130 journalists working in the Ohio then.


On average, a journalist earns a salary of $33,840 per year in Ohio state. However, this number is only an average. journalists in Ohio had varying salaries from $17,340 to $66,970 per year in 2010. The following counties in Ohio have the highest average salaries for journalists:

  1. Dearborn County - $42,620 per year
  2. Greene County - $38,500 per year
  3. Mahoning County - $38,200 per year

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

  1. Adams County - $25,430 per year
  2. Auglaize County - $30,210 per year
  3. Cuyahoga County - $31,050 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Ohio 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 Ohio
  • Master's Degree in Journalism in Ohio
  • Doctoral Degree in Journalism in Ohio

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,855 miles from location Ohio State University-Main Campus Columbus OH 85.5159 49% 55,014
5,931 miles from location University of Cincinnati-Main Campus Cincinnati OH 68.9215 36% 31,134
5,783 miles from location University of Akron Main Campus Akron OH 24.4078 n/a 25,959
5,775 miles from location Kent State University at Kent Kent OH 32.7689 39% 25,127
5,895 miles from location University of Toledo Toledo OH 26.8042 n/a 23,064
5,803 miles from location Ohio University-Main Campus Athens OH 73.0214 35% 22,647
5,895 miles from location Bowling Green State University-Main Campus Bowling Green OH 65.9679 34% 17,309
5,944 miles from location Miami University-Oxford Oxford OH 41.8383 24% 16,884
5,738 miles from location Youngstown State University Youngstown OH 22.3377 n/a 14,644
5,916 miles from location University of Dayton Dayton OH 36.9742 19% 10,908
5,824 miles from location Ashland University Ashland OH 61.3225 22% 6,300
5,894 miles from location The University of Findlay Findlay OH 60.0247 28% 5,485
5,902 miles from location Ohio Northern University Ada OH 67.3993 25% 3,636
5,870 miles from location Tiffin University Tiffin OH 21.6655 21% 3,429
5,852 miles from location Otterbein University Westerville OH 61.346 22% 3,063
5,828 miles from location Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon OH 26.4062 48% 2,622
5,899 miles from location Central State University Wilberforce OH 17.448 26% 2,436
5,788 miles from location Muskingum University New Concord OH 59.092 30% 2,207
5,860 miles from location Ohio Wesleyan University Delaware OH 28.3732 18% 1,893
5,769 miles from location Marietta College Marietta OH 26.1288 20% 1,597
5,906 miles from location Bluffton University Bluffton OH 28.3719 23% 1,127

Curious what studying Journalism gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Reporters and Correspondents + 2,180 $33,840 -4.8%
Photographers + 2,180 $30,400 -31.0%
Broadcast News Analysts + 170 $71,210

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

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