Journalism Schools In Arkansas

Arkansas has 12 accredited journalism schools where journalism faculty who teach journalism classes can find employment. The trends in Arkansas' journalism academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in journalism includes journalism training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. University of Arkansas at Little Rock

    2801 S University Ave, Little Rock, Arkansas 72204

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. University of Arkansas

    Administration Bldg 425, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

    1200 N University Mail Slot 4789, Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Arkansas State University-Main Campus

    2105 E. Aggie Road, Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Arkansas Tech University

    Administration Bldg 200; 1509 N Boulder Ave, Russellville, Arkansas 72801-2222

    NR U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. University of Arkansas at Monticello

    Highway 425 South, Monticello, Arkansas 71656

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. University of Central Arkansas

    201 Donaghey Ave, Conway, Arkansas 72035-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Harding University

    915 E. Market Ave., Searcy, Arkansas 72143

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Henderson State University

    1100 Henderson Street, Arkadelphia, Arkansas 71999-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. John Brown University

    2000 W University St, Siloam Springs, Arkansas 72761

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. University of the Ozarks

    415 N College Ave, Clarksville, Arkansas 72830

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. Southern Arkansas University Main Campus

    100 E. University, Magnolia, Arkansas 71753

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Arkansas Vs. National Journalism Employment

Arkansas 800
National 105,350

Of all of the journalism professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Arkansas state.

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Arkansas

1,060 1,070 880 800 800
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Arkansas, journalism is a shrinking field. In 2010 there were 260 less journalism professionals working in Arkansas than there were in 2006. Thus, in Arkansas, this field has shrunk by 25% in four years. 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 Arkansas

$34,777 $35,100 $37,777 $35,843 $37,420
$36,627 $39,363 $40,932 $42,668 $43,359
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 Arkansas. Journalism professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $34,777 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $37,420 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Arkansas

10th percentile
$20,170
25th percentile
$24,663
50th percentile
$29,863
75th percentile
$37,423
90th percentile
$76,037

Thus, journalism professionals' salaries grew by 7% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Arkansas state, within the field of journalism, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid journalism professionals earn 277% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Arkansas

Communications
$36,688
Creative Writing
$53,460
Journalism
$37,420

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
13
master
3
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total18

The number of students graduating from the 12 accredited journalism schools in Arkansas is increasing. In 2006 there were 252 journalism graduates from journalism courses in Arkansas and in 2010 there were 257 graduates.

This represents a 2% increase in the number of journalism degree or certificate school graduates in Arkansas state. 72% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Arkansas

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