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Journalism in Florida

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in Florida

Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Florida receive journalism degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 448 journalists graduate from Florida's 11 journalism schools.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Florida that has a journalism program is University of Miami. University of Miami, which was ranked 20th in the country in 2010, is located in Miami. In 2010, University of Miami graduated 119 students from its journalism program. Students at University of Miami paid $37,836 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Florida with a journalism program is University of Central Florida, which is located in Orlando. In 2010, it was ranked 20th nationwide. 56 students graduated with degree in journalism from University of Central Florida in 2010. Tuition at University of Central Florida was $5,021 per year.

Eckerd College, which was ranked 20th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Florida that has a journalism program. It is located in Saint Petersburg. In 2010, Eckerd College graduated 1 students from its journalism programs. Tuition at Eckerd College was $33,228 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Florida's journalism schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $18,341 per year, though tuition can range from $37,836 per year to $4,615 per year. The Florida journalism schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. University of Miami - located in Miami, students are charged $37,836 per year
  2. Eckerd College - located in Saint Petersburg, students are charged $33,228 per year
  3. Lynn University - located in Boca Raton, students are charged $30,900 per year

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

  1. University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus - located in Saint Petersburg, students are charged $4,615 per year
  2. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University - located in Tallahassee, students are charged $4,635 per year
  3. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, students are charged $5,021 per year

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

Most people who graduate from journalism school in Florida go on to work as a journalist. In 2010, there were 2,170 journalists working in Florida. The following counties have the largest number of Florida journalists:

  1. Miami-Dade County - 360 journalists
  2. Lake County - 350 journalists
  3. Hernando County - 280 journalists

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of journalists in Florida will shrink by -16%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,410 journalists working in Florida.


A journalist in Florida earns $46,910 per year on average. In 2010, however, some Florida journalists earned as little as less than $17,200 per year or as much as more than $93,150 per year. A journalist in the following Florida counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Lake County - $60,190 per year
  2. Miami-Dade County - $54,240 per year
  3. Broward County - $48,360 per year

On average, journalists earns the least in the following Florida counties:

  1. Alachua County - $35,800 per year
  2. Baker County - $36,880 per year
  3. DeSoto County - $38,430 per year

More Information

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in Florida
  • Master's Degree in Journalism in Florida

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Photographers 3,300 $31,580 -15.6%
Reporters and Correspondents 2,170 $46,910 -8.1%
Broadcast News Analysts 260 $119,680 -21.2%

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