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Journalism in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in Massachusetts

Around 0.3% of Massachusetts's graduates graduate from journalism degree programs every year. That means an estimated 662 journalists graduate from Massachusetts' 8 journalism schools each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a journalism program is Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which was ranked 9th in the country in 2010, is located in Cambridge. 7 students graduated with a degree in journalism from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010. Students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology paid $39,212 per year in tuition fees.

The second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a journalism program is Boston University. Boston University, which was ranked 14th in the country in 2010, is located in Boston. 232 students graduated with degree in journalism from Boston University in 2010. The tuition rate at Boston University was $39,864 per year.

Northeastern University, which is located in Boston, is the third-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a journalism program. It received a ranking of 18th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 84 students graduated from Northeastern University journalism program. Northeastern University charged in-state students $36,792 in tuition fees per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Massachusetts' journalism schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $27,342 per year, though tuition can range from $39,864 per year to $7,230 per year. The Massachusetts journalism schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Boston University - located in Boston, students are charged $39,864 per year
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology - located in Cambridge, students are charged $39,212 per year
  3. Northeastern University - located in Boston, students are charged $36,792 per year

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

  1. Salem State University - located in Salem, students are charged $7,230 per year
  2. University of Massachusetts Amherst - located in Amherst, students are charged $11,917 per year
  3. Eastern Nazarene College - located in Quincy, students are charged $23,772 per year

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

The highest percentage of journalism graduates in Massachusetts pursue careers as a journalist. In 2010, there were 1,250 journalists working in Massachusetts. The following counties have the largest number of Massachusetts journalists:

  1. Bristol County - 650 journalists
  2. Hartford County - 200 journalists
  3. Barnstable County - 50 journalists

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of journalists is expected to shrink by -12% by 2018. There are projected to be 1,270 journalists working in the Massachusetts then.


A journalist in Massachusetts earns $60,590 per year on average. However, Massachusetts journalists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $25,780 per year to more than $118,580 per year in 2010. The following counties in Massachusetts have the highest average salaries for journalists:

  1. Bristol County - $70,150 per year
  2. Barnstable County - $41,460 per year
  3. Hartford County - $39,500 per year

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

  1. Windham County - $39,150 per year
  2. Hartford County - $39,500 per year
  3. Barnstable County - $41,460 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in journalism in Massachusetts 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.

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Photographers 1,430 $39,580 12.6%
Reporters and Correspondents 1,250 $60,590
Broadcast News Analysts 100 $108,760

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