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Journalism in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in Minnesota

Each year, roughly 0.2% of Minnesota students graduate with degrees in journalism. Thus, Minnesota's 12 journalism schools put out approximately 412 journalists each year.

Top Schools

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which was ranked 14th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a journalism program. It is located in Minneapolis. In 2010, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities graduated 348 students from its journalism program. The tuition rate at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities was $12,288 per year.

The College of Saint Scholastica, which is located in Duluth, is the second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a journalism program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, The College of Saint Scholastica graduated 1 students from its journalism program. The tuition rate at The College of Saint Scholastica was $28,374 per year.

The third-ranked school in Minnesota with a journalism program is Hamline University, which is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, it was ranked 35th nationwide. In 2010, Hamline University graduated 1 students from its journalism programs. The tuition rate at Hamline University was $30,489 per year.


Journalism schools in Minnesota, charge students an average tuition of $22,178 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $30,493 per year, or as little as $5,159 per year. In 2010, the following Minnesota journalism schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. University of St Thomas - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,493 per year
  2. Hamline University - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,489 per year
  3. St. Catherine University - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $30,168 per year

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

  1. Rochester Community and Technical College - located in Rochester, students are charged $5,159 per year
  2. Minnesota State University-Moorhead - located in Moorhead, students are charged $6,924 per year
  3. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $12,288 per year

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

A large number of Minnesota journalism graduates become journalists. If you decide to work as a journalist in Minnesota, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 1,060 Minnesota journalists as of 2010. In Minnesota, the largest numbers of journalists work in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 720 journalists
  2. Brown County - 80 journalists
  3. Becker County - 70 journalists

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 1,150 journalists will be working in Minnesota state. This would require the number of journalists to shrink by -10%.


On average, journalists earn $37,400 per year. However, Minnesota journalists earned anywhere in the range from as less than $16,480 per year to more than $81,670 per year in 2010. The following counties in Minnesota have the highest average salaries for journalists:

  1. Anoka County - $41,580 per year
  2. Benton County - $38,260 per year
  3. Becker County - $29,290 per year

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

  1. Brown County - $26,380 per year
  2. Carlton County - $26,620 per year
  3. Big Stone County - $26,910 per year

More Information

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

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Photographers 1,340 $42,890 -6.9%
Reporters and Correspondents 1,060 $37,400 7.1%
Broadcast News Analysts 80 $50,020 -33.3%

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