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Schools Offering Journalism Programs in Utah

Each year, roughly 0.2% of Utah students graduate with degrees in journalism. That means an estimated 205 journalists graduate from Utah's 4 journalism schools each year.

Top Schools

Brigham Young University, which is located in Provo, is the top-ranked school in Utah that has a journalism program. It received a ranking of 56th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 87 students graduated from Brigham Young University's journalism program. The tuition rate at Brigham Young University was $4,420 per year.

Utah State University, which was ranked 66th nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Utah that has a journalism program. It is located in Logan. 113 students graduated with degree in journalism from Utah State University in 2010. Students at Utah State University paid $4,828 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Utah with a journalism program is Snow College, which is located in Ephraim. In 2010, it was ranked 75th nationwide. Students at Snow College paid $2,542 per year in tuition fees.


Journalism schools in Utah, charge students an average tuition of $4,025 per year. But, tuition can be as much as $4,828 per year, or as little as $2,542 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Utah journalism schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Utah State University - located in Logan, students are charged $4,828 per year
  2. Brigham Young University - located in Provo, students are charged $4,420 per year
  3. Weber State University - located in Ogden, students are charged $4,311 per year

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

  1. Snow College - located in Ephraim, students are charged $2,542 per year
  2. Weber State University - located in Ogden, students are charged $4,311 per year
  3. Brigham Young University - located in Provo, students are charged $4,420 per year

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

A large number of Utah journalism graduates become journalists. If you decide to work as a journalist in Utah, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 430 Utah journalists as of 2010. In Utah, the largest numbers of journalists work in the following counties:

  1. Salt Lake County - 240 journalists

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of journalists in the state of Utah will grow to 680. This would require a 2% growth in the profession.


A journalist in Utah makes an average of $39,070 per year. In 2010, however, some Utah journalists earned as little as less than $17,410 per year or as much as more than $64,690 per year. The following counties in Utah have the highest average salaries for journalists:

  1. Salt Lake County - $39,650 per year

More Information

The charts and graphs below have additional Utah statistics regarding a career in journalism. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as communications or journalism.

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  • Bachelor's Degree in Journalism in Utah

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Photographers 650 $29,400 -4.4%
Reporters and Correspondents 430 $39,070 87.0%
Broadcast News Analysts 140 $56,900 27.3%

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