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Journalism in Missouri

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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in Missouri

Around 0.1% of Missouri's graduates graduate from journalism degree programs every year. Thus, Missouri's 12 journalism schools put out approximately 104 journalists each year.

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Webster University, which was ranked 30th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Missouri that has a journalism program. It is located in Saint Louis. In 2010, Webster University graduated 23 students from its journalism program. Webster University charged in-state students $21,748 in tuition fees per year.

The second-ranked school in Missouri with a journalism program is Lindenwood University, which is located in Saint Charles. In 2010, it was ranked 43rd nationwide. In 2010, Lindenwood University graduated 6 students from its journalism program. Students at Lindenwood University paid $13,540 per year in tuition fees.

University of Missouri-Columbia, which is located in Columbia, is the third-ranked school in Missouri that has a journalism program. It received a ranking of 60th in the country in 2010. In 2010, University of Missouri-Columbia graduated 8 students from its journalism programs. Tuition at University of Missouri-Columbia was $8,501 per year.


If you choose to attend a Missouri journalism school, average tuition will be $11,215 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,920 per year to $21,748 per year. In 2010, the journalism schools that charged the highest tuition rates in Missouri were:

  1. Webster University - located in Saint Louis, students are charged $21,748 per year
  2. Drury University - located in Springfield, students are charged $19,854 per year
  3. College of the Ozarks - located in Point Lookout, students are charged $17,310 per year

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

  1. Crowder College - located in Neosho, students are charged $1,920 per year
  2. Northwest Missouri State University - located in Maryville, students are charged $5,638 per year
  3. Lincoln University - located in Jefferson City, students are charged $6,175 per year

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

Most people who graduate from journalism school in Missouri go on to work as a journalist. 1,090 journalists were working in Missouri in 2010. The following counties have the largest number of Missouri journalists:

  1. Bond County - 370 journalists
  2. Franklin County - 360 journalists
  3. Callaway County - 80 journalists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of journalists in the state of Missouri will shrink to 1,050. This would require a -6% decline in the profession.


A journalist in Missouri earns $35,750 per year on average. But, salaries for journalists can vary. In 2010, journalists made as little as less than $15,840 per year or as much as more than $62,960 per year in Missouri. The following counties in Missouri have the highest average salaries for journalists:

  1. Franklin County - $47,890 per year
  2. Callaway County - $38,000 per year
  3. Bond County - $36,330 per year

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

  1. Jasper County - $22,780 per year
  2. Audrain County - $24,160 per year
  3. Adair County - $24,310 per year

More Information

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

  • Associate's Degree in Journalism in Missouri
  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in Missouri

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Broadcast News Analysts n/a $32,100
Photographers 1,500 $26,310 4.2%
Reporters and Correspondents 1,090 $35,750 -7.6%

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