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Journalism in Indiana

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in Indiana

Around 0.3% of Indiana's graduates graduate from journalism degree programs every year. That means an estimated 559 journalists graduate from Indiana's 16 journalism schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Indiana with a journalism program is Indiana University-Bloomington, which is located in Bloomington. In 2010, it was ranked 18th nationwide. In 2010, Indiana University-Bloomington graduated 304 students from its journalism program. The tuition rate at Indiana University-Bloomington was $9,028 per year.

Butler University, which was ranked 30th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Indiana that has a journalism program. It is located in Indianapolis. 35 students graduated with degree in journalism from Butler University in 2010. The tuition rate at Butler University was $30,558 per year.

The third-ranked school in Indiana with a journalism program is Valparaiso University, which is located in Valparaiso. In 2010, it was ranked 31st nationwide. In 2010, 7 students graduated from Valparaiso University journalism program. Valparaiso University charged in-state students $29,582 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Indiana journalism school, average tuition will be $17,697 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $4,588 per year to $36,694 per year. The Indiana journalism schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Earlham College - located in Richmond, students are charged $36,694 per year
  2. Butler University - located in Indianapolis, students are charged $30,558 per year
  3. Valparaiso University - located in Valparaiso, students are charged $29,582 per year

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

  1. Vincennes University - located in Vincennes, students are charged $4,588 per year
  2. University of Southern Indiana - located in Evansville, students are charged $5,740 per year
  3. Indiana University-Southeast - located in New Albany, students are charged $6,163 per year

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

A large number of Indiana journalism graduates become journalists. Indiana had 890 journalists in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Indiana journalists:

  1. Boone County - 270 journalists
  2. Adams County - 100 journalists
  3. Allen County - 100 journalists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,130 journalists will be working in Indiana state. This would require the number of journalists to shrink by -7%.


On average, a journalist earns a salary of $39,180 per year in Indiana state. However, Indiana journalists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,080 per year to more than $83,360 per year in 2010. On average a journalist earns the most in the following Indiana counties:

  1. Boone County - $51,280 per year
  2. Gibson County - $44,310 per year
  3. Allen County - $42,460 per year

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

  1. Blackford County - $22,470 per year
  2. Adams County - $24,420 per year
  3. Crawford County - $24,620 per year

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Photographers 1,730 $27,680 25.4%
Reporters and Correspondents 890 $39,180 -23.9%
Broadcast News Analysts 140 $71,620 75.0%

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