Journalism in Wyoming

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in Wyoming


Each year, approximately 0.2% of Wyoming graduates receive degrees in journalism. Thus, Wyoming's 3 journalism schools put out approximately 32 journalists each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Wyoming that has a journalism program is University of Wyoming. University of Wyoming, which was ranked 68th in the country in 2010, is located in Laramie. In 2010, University of Wyoming graduated 25 students from its journalism program. Tuition at University of Wyoming was $3,927 per year.

The second-ranked school in Wyoming with a journalism program is Western Wyoming Community College, which is located in Rock Springs. In 2010, it was ranked 71st nationwide. In 2010, 1 students graduated from Western Wyoming Community College journalism program. Western Wyoming Community College charged in-state students $1,994 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Wyoming with a journalism program is Northwest College, which is located in Powell. In 2010, it was ranked 81st nationwide. In 2010, 4 students graduated from Northwest College journalism program. Tuition at Northwest College was $2,246 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Wyoming's journalism schools ranges from $3,927 per year to $1,994 per year. But, the average tuition is $2,722 per year. In 2010, the following Wyoming journalism schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of Wyoming - located in Laramie, students are charged $3,927 per year
  2. Northwest College - located in Powell, students are charged $2,246 per year
  3. Western Wyoming Community College - located in Rock Springs, students are charged $1,994 per year

The following Wyoming journalism schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Western Wyoming Community College - located in Rock Springs, students are charged $1,994 per year
  2. Northwest College - located in Powell, students are charged $2,246 per year
  3. University of Wyoming - located in Laramie, students are charged $3,927 per year

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

A large number of Wyoming journalism graduates become journalists. If you decide to work as a journalist in Wyoming, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 210 Wyoming journalists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Wyoming journalists:

  1. Lincoln County - 60 journalists
  2. Campbell County - 40 journalists
  3. Laramie County - 30 journalists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of journalists is expected to grow by 3% by 2018. There are projected to be 470 journalists working in the Wyoming then.

Salary

On average, journalists earn $30,210 per year. However, this number is only an average. journalists in Wyoming had varying salaries from $15,580 to $68,050 per year in 2010. On average a journalist earns the most in the following Wyoming counties:

  1. Lincoln County - $38,860 per year
  2. Laramie County - $33,480 per year
  3. Big Horn County - $29,570 per year

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

  1. Campbell County - $22,670 per year
  2. Big Horn County - $29,570 per year
  3. Laramie County - $33,480 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Wyoming 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.

  • Associate's Degree in Journalism in Wyoming
  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in Wyoming
  • Certificate in Journalism in Wyoming

Want to study at your own time and pace?

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
7,030 miles from location University of Wyoming Laramie WY 32.3209 49% 12,427
7,211 miles from location Western Wyoming Community College Rock Springs WY 29.2898 n/a 4,079
7,138 miles from location Northwest College Powell WY 19.1349 n/a 2,099
 

Curious what studying Journalism gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
1
Reporters and Correspondents + 210 $30,210 61.5%
2
Photographers + 90 $34,810 -25.0%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are journalism related jobs in Wyoming