Journalism Schools In Alaska

There are 3 accredited journalism schools in Alaska for faculty who teach journalism classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the journalism academic community in Alaska, and the future trends in journalism training at the following levels:

  • Journalism Certificate
  • Associates degree in Journalism
  • Bachelors degree in Journalism


  1. University of Alaska Anchorage

    3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, Alaska 99508

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Alaska Fairbanks

    505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7500

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Prince William Sound Community College

    303 Lowe Street, Valdez, Alaska 99686-0097

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Journalism Employment

Alaska 230
National 105,350

Of all of the journalism professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Alaska state.

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Alaska

360 340 260 200 230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alaska, the field of journalism is shrinking. In 2010 there were 130 less journalism professionals working in Alaska than there were in 2006. This represents a 36% decline in the field. This decline is faster than the change in the number of journalism professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 12% from 2006 to 2010.

Journalism VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$40,195 $38,640 $37,210 $36,390 $40,755
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of journalism professionals is declining, the salaries paid to journalism professionals are increasing in Alaska. In 2006 journalism professionals made a mean salary of $40,195 per year, and in 2010 they made $40,755 per year.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Alaska

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This represents a growth in salaries of 1%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Alaska state, within the field of journalism, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid journalism professionals earn 124% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Alaska

Creative Writing

In Alaska, journalism professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Journalism programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alaska


As the number of journalism professionals is decreasing in Alaska state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited journalism schools in Alaska state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 51 journalism graduates from journalism courses in Alaska and in 2010 there were 30 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of journalism school degree or certificate graduates in Alaska by 41%. 50% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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