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Journalism in Georgia

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in Georgia

Each year, approximately 0.2% of Georgia graduates receive degrees in journalism. That means an estimated 572 journalists graduate from Georgia's 11 journalism schools each year.

Top Schools

University of Georgia, which was ranked 15th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Georgia that has a journalism program. It is located in Athens. In 2010, 228 students graduated from University of Georgia's journalism program. Students at University of Georgia paid $8,736 per year in tuition fees.

Georgia State University, which was ranked 32nd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Georgia that has a journalism program. It is located in Atlanta. In 2010, Georgia State University graduated 181 students from its journalism program. The tuition rate at Georgia State University was $8,698 per year.

The third-ranked school in Georgia with a journalism program is Mercer University, which is located in Macon. In 2010, it was ranked 34th nationwide. In 2010, Mercer University graduated 6 students from its journalism programs. Tuition at Mercer University was $30,560 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Georgia's journalism schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $10,015 per year, though tuition can range from $30,560 per year to $2,714 per year. In 2010, the following Georgia journalism schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Mercer University - located in Macon, students are charged $30,560 per year
  2. Wesleyan College - located in Macon, students are charged $18,000 per year
  3. Paine College - located in Augusta, students are charged $11,794 per year

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

  1. Darton College - located in Albany, students are charged $2,714 per year
  2. University of West Georgia - located in Carrollton, students are charged $5,282 per year
  3. Georgia Southern University - located in Statesboro, students are charged $5,340 per year

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

A large number of Georgia journalism graduates become journalists. In 2010, there were 760 journalists working in Georgia. The largest populations of Georgia journalists are working in the following counties:

  1. Barrow County - 360 journalists
  2. Burke County - 60 journalists
  3. Bibb County - 50 journalists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of journalists in the state of Georgia will grow to 370. This would require a 10% growth in the profession.


A journalist in Georgia makes an average of $54,350 per year. However, this number is only an average. journalists in Georgia had varying salaries from $16,000 to $56,250 per year in 2010. A journalist in the following Georgia counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Barrow County - $82,010 per year
  2. Bryan County - $35,100 per year
  3. Burke County - $33,560 per year

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

  1. Bibb County - $24,280 per year
  2. Baker County - $25,760 per year
  3. Banks County - $27,350 per year

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Photographers 1,650 $28,150 23.1%
Reporters and Correspondents 760 $54,350 -12.6%
Broadcast News Analysts 310 $77,510 -22.5%

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