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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in Arizona

Each year, roughly 0.2% of Arizona students graduate with degrees in journalism. In other words, every year an estimated 460 journalists graduate from Arizona's 11 journalism schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Arizona with a journalism program is Northern Arizona University, which is located in Flagstaff. In 2010, it was ranked 33rd nationwide. 29 students graduated with a degree in journalism from Northern Arizona University in 2010. Students at Northern Arizona University paid $7,672 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Arizona with a journalism program is Prescott College, which is located in Prescott. In 2010, it was ranked 45th nationwide. Students at Prescott College paid $26,235 per year in tuition fees.

Arizona State University, which is located in Tempe, is the third-ranked school in Arizona that has a journalism program. It received a ranking of 57th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 296 students graduated from Arizona State University journalism program. The tuition rate at Arizona State University was $8,132 per year.


Tuition at Arizona's journalism schools ranges from $26,235 per year to $1,560 per year. But, the average tuition is $7,001 per year. The Arizona journalism schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Prescott College - located in Prescott, students are charged $26,235 per year
  2. Grand Canyon University - located in Phoenix, students are charged $16,500 per year
  3. University of Arizona - located in Tucson, students are charged $8,237 per year

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

  1. Cochise College - located in Douglas, students are charged $1,560 per year
  2. Paradise Valley Community College - located in Phoenix, students are charged $1,734 per year
  3. Glendale Community College - located in Glendale, students are charged $1,734 per year

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

The highest percentage of journalism graduates in Arizona pursue careers as a journalist. If you decide to work as a journalist in Arizona, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 820 Arizona journalists as of 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Arizona journalists:

  1. Maricopa County - 470 journalists
  2. Pima County - 170 journalists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of journalists in Arizona will shrink by -11%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 900 journalists working in Arizona.


On average, a journalist earns a salary of $43,840 per year in Arizona state. However, Arizona journalists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $20,570 per year to more than $73,700 per year in 2010. On average a journalist earns the most in the following Arizona counties:

  1. Maricopa County - $48,150 per year
  2. Pima County - $41,520 per year

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

  1. Pima County - $41,520 per year
  2. Maricopa County - $48,150 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Arizona 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 Arizona
  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in Arizona
  • Master's Degree in Journalism in Arizona
  • Certificate in Journalism in Arizona

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Photographers 840 $42,620 -49.1%
Reporters and Correspondents 820 $43,840 28.1%
Broadcast News Analysts 60 $49,570 0.0%

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