Journalism in Oregon

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in Oregon

Each year, roughly 0.1% of Oregon students graduate with degrees in journalism. In other words, every year an estimated 105 journalists graduate from Oregon's 5 journalism schools.

Top Schools

University of Oregon, which was ranked 61st nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Oregon that has a journalism program. It is located in Eugene. 102 students graduated with a degree in journalism from University of Oregon in 2010. The tuition rate at University of Oregon was $8,190 per year.

The second-ranked school in Oregon with a journalism program is University of Portland, which is located in Portland. In 2010, it was ranked 67th nationwide. The tuition rate at University of Portland was $33,538 per year.

The third-ranked school in Oregon that has a journalism program is Clackamas Community College. Clackamas Community College, which was ranked 86th in the country in 2010, is located in Oregon City. In 2010, 0 students graduated from Clackamas Community College journalism program. Students at Clackamas Community College paid $3,555 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Oregon's journalism schools ranges from $33,538 per year to $3,234 per year. But, the average tuition is $10,457 per year. In 2010, the following Oregon journalism schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Portland - located in Portland, students are charged $33,538 per year
  2. University of Oregon - located in Eugene, students are charged $8,190 per year
  3. Mt Hood Community College - located in Gresham, students are charged $3,769 per year

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

  1. Linn-Benton Community College - located in Albany, students are charged $3,234 per year
  2. Clackamas Community College - located in Oregon City, students are charged $3,555 per year
  3. Mt Hood Community College - located in Gresham, students are charged $3,769 per year

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

Most people who graduate from journalism school in Oregon go on to work as a journalist. 630 journalists were working in Oregon in 2010. In Oregon, the largest numbers of journalists work in the following counties:

  1. Clackamas County - 370 journalists
  2. Lane County - 80 journalists
  3. Baker County - 70 journalists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of journalists in Oregon will shrink by -3%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 740 journalists working in Oregon.


A journalist in Oregon makes an average of $39,810 per year. But, salaries for journalists can vary. In 2010, journalists made as little as less than $19,690 per year or as much as more than $80,550 per year in Oregon. On average a journalist earns the most in the following Oregon counties:

  1. Marion County - $46,070 per year
  2. Lane County - $45,440 per year
  3. Clackamas County - $43,750 per year

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

  1. Clatsop County - $27,300 per year
  2. Baker County - $31,840 per year
  3. Clackamas County - $43,750 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in journalism in Oregon 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 Oregon
  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in Oregon
  • Master's Degree in Journalism in Oregon
  • Certificate in Journalism in Oregon

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,822 miles from location University of Oregon Eugene OR 38.7849 33% 22,335
7,750 miles from location Mt Hood Community College Gresham OR 12.9715 n/a 8,897
7,763 miles from location Clackamas Community College Oregon City OR 13.6089 n/a 8,145
7,808 miles from location Linn-Benton Community College Albany OR 9.74119 n/a 6,512
7,763 miles from location University of Portland Portland OR 33.2823 16% 3,706

Curious what studying Journalism gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Reporters and Correspondents + 630 $39,810 -13.7%
Photographers + 490 $39,870 -19.7%
Broadcast News Analysts + 120 $79,350

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are journalism related jobs in Oregon