Journalism Schools In California

There are 77 accredited journalism schools in California for faculty who teach journalism classes to choose from. The trends in California's 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. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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  2. Bakersfield College

    1801 Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, California 93305-1299

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  3. Biola University

    13800 Biola Ave, La Mirada, California 90639-0001

    170 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Brooks Institute

    1321 Alameda Padre Serra, Santa Barbara, California 93108

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  5. Butte College

    3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville, California 95965-8399

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  6. Cabrillo College

    6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, California 95003

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  7. California Baptist University

    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504-3297

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  8. California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo

    One Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, California 93407

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  9. California State University-Chico

    First and Normal Sts, Chico, California 95929-0150

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  10. California State University-Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, California 90840-0115

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  11. California State University-Northridge

    18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, California 91330

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  12. California State University-Sacramento

    6000 J St, Sacramento, California 95819-2694

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  13. University of California-Berkeley

    Berkeley, California 94720

    21 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. University of California-Irvine

    Irvine, California 92697

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. College of the Canyons

    26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355-1899

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  16. Cerritos College

    11110 Alondra Blvd, Norwalk, California 90650-6298

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  17. Chaffey College

    5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737-3002

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  18. Chapman University

    One University Dr., Orange, California 92866

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  19. City College of San Francisco

    50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, California 94112-1898

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  20. Contra Costa College

    2600 Mission Bell Dr, San Pablo, California 94806-3195

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  21. Cosumnes River College

    8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, California 95823-5799

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  22. Cuesta College

    Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, California 93403-8106

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  23. De Anza College

    21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, California 95014

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  24. College of the Desert

    43-500 Monterey Ave, Palm Desert, California 92260

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  25. East Los Angeles College

    1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, California 91754-6099

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  26. El Camino Community College District

    16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, California 90506

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  27. Foothill College

    12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, California 94022

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  28. Fresno City College

    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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  29. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  30. Gavilan College

    5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, California 95020

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  31. Glendale Community College in Glendale, CA

    1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, California 91208-2894

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  32. Golden West College

    15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, California 92647-2710

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  33. Grossmont College

    8800 Grossmont College Dr, El Cajon, California 92020-1799

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  34. Humboldt State University

    1 Harpst Street, Arcata, California 95521-8299

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  35. Imperial Valley College

    380 E. Aten Road, Imperial, California 92251-0158

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  36. University of La Verne

    1950 Third St, La Verne, California 91750-4401

    152 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  37. Laney College

    900 Fallon St, Oakland, California 94607

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  38. Lassen Community College

    Hwy 139, Susanville, California 96130

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  39. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  40. Los Angeles Pierce College

    6201 Winnetka Ave, Woodland Hills, California 91371-0002

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  41. Los Angeles Southwest College

    1600 W Imperial Hwy., Los Angeles, California 90047-4899

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  42. Los Angeles Trade Technical College

    400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015-4181

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  43. Los Angeles Valley College

    5800 Fulton Avenue, Valley Glen, California 91401-4096

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  44. Los Angeles City College

    855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90029

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  45. Los Medanos College

    2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, California 94565

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  46. Merced College

    3600 M St, Merced, California 95348-2898

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  47. Modesto Junior College

    435 College Ave, Modesto, California 95350-5800

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  48. Moorpark College

    7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, California 93021-1695

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  49. National University

    11255 North Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, California 92037-1011

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  50. Ohlone Community College

    43600 Mission Blvd, Fremont, California 94539-0390

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  51. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  52. Oxnard College

    4000 S Rose Ave, Oxnard, California 93033-6699

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  53. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  54. Pasadena City College

    1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106-2003

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  55. Pepperdine University

    24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, California 90263

    55 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  56. Point Loma Nazarene University

    3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, California 92106-2899

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  57. Santa Ana College

    1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

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  58. Rio Hondo College

    3600 Workman Mill Rd, Whittier, California 90601-1616

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  59. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

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  60. San Diego City College

    1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101-4787

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  61. San Diego State University

    5500 Campanile Dr, San Diego, California 92182

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  62. San Francisco State University

    1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132

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  63. San Jose City College

    2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, California 95128-2798

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  64. San Jose State University

    1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001

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  65. College of San Mateo

    1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, California 94402-3784

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  66. Santa Barbara City College

    721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394

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  67. Santa Monica College

    1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405-1628

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  68. College of the Sequoias

    915 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, California 93277-2214

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  69. Shasta College

    11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding, California 96003

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  70. Skyline College in San Bruno

    3300 College Dr, San Bruno, California 94066-1698

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  71. Solano Community College

    4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, California 94534-3197

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  72. Southwestern College in Chula Vista

    900 Otay Lakes Rd, Chula Vista, California 91910-7299

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  73. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

    23 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  74. Taft College

    29 Emmons Park Drive, Taft, California 93268

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  75. Ventura College

    4667 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, California 93003-3872

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  76. Antioch University Los Angeles

    400 Corporate Pointe, Culver City, California 90230-7615

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  77. Providence Christian College

    1539 East Howard Street, Pasadena, California 91104

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Cities

  1. Journalism Schools in Los Angeles, CA4 Schools
  2. Journalism Schools in Sacramento, CA4 Schools
  3. Journalism Schools in San Diego, CA3 Schools
  4. Journalism Schools in Santa Barbara, CA2 Schools
  5. Journalism Schools in San Jose, CA2 Schools
  6. Journalism Schools in San Luis Obispo, CA2 Schools
  7. Journalism Schools in San Francisco, CA2 Schools
  8. Journalism Schools in Long Beach, CA2 Schools
  9. Journalism Schools in Pasadena, CA2 Schools
  10. Journalism Schools in Glendale, CA1 Schools
  11. Journalism Schools in Orange, CA1 Schools
  12. Journalism Schools in Pittsburg, CA1 Schools
  13. Journalism Schools in Rancho Cucamonga, CA1 Schools
  14. Journalism Schools in Ventura, CA1 Schools
  15. Journalism Schools in Oakland, CA1 Schools
  16. Journalism Schools in La Verne, CA1 Schools
  17. Journalism Schools in Moorpark, CA1 Schools
  18. Journalism Schools in Berkeley, CA1 Schools
  19. Journalism Schools in Monterey Park, CA1 Schools
  20. Journalism Schools in Oxnard, CA1 Schools
  21. Journalism Schools in San Pablo, CA1 Schools
  22. Journalism Schools in Chula Vista, CA1 Schools
  23. Journalism Schools in Aptos, CA1 Schools
  24. Journalism Schools in El Cajon, CA1 Schools
  25. Journalism Schools in Taft, CA1 Schools
  26. Journalism Schools in Cupertino, CA1 Schools
  27. Journalism Schools in San Marcos, CA1 Schools
  28. Journalism Schools in Visalia, CA1 Schools
  29. Journalism Schools in Gilroy, CA1 Schools
  30. Journalism Schools in Culver City, CA1 Schools
  31. Journalism Schools in Bakersfield, CA1 Schools
  32. Journalism Schools in Malibu, CA1 Schools
  33. Journalism Schools in Palm Desert, CA1 Schools
  34. Journalism Schools in Merced, CA1 Schools
  35. Journalism Schools in Santa Monica, CA1 Schools
  36. Journalism Schools in Imperial, CA1 Schools
  37. Journalism Schools in Fresno, CA1 Schools
  38. Journalism Schools in Modesto, CA1 Schools
  39. Journalism Schools in Torrance, CA1 Schools
  40. Journalism Schools in Riverside, CA1 Schools
  41. Journalism Schools in San Bruno, CA1 Schools
  42. Journalism Schools in Arcata, CA1 Schools
  43. Journalism Schools in Whittier, CA1 Schools
  44. Journalism Schools in Irvine, CA1 Schools
  45. Journalism Schools in Chico, CA1 Schools
  46. Journalism Schools in La Mirada, CA1 Schools
  47. Journalism Schools in Huntington Beach, CA1 Schools
  48. Journalism Schools in Oroville, CA1 Schools
  49. Journalism Schools in Norwalk, CA1 Schools
  50. Journalism Schools in Costa Mesa, CA1 Schools
  51. Journalism Schools in San Mateo, CA1 Schools
  52. Journalism Schools in Redding, CA1 Schools
  53. Journalism Schools in Santa Ana, CA1 Schools
  54. Journalism Schools in Fairfield, CA1 Schools
  55. Journalism Schools in Susanville, CA1 Schools
  56. Journalism Schools in Fullerton, CA1 Schools
  57. Journalism Schools in Fremont, CA1 Schools
  58. Journalism Schools in Los Altos Hills, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Journalism Employment

California 9,290
National 105,350

Of all of the journalism professionals that work in the US, approximately 9% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In California

12,010 12,080 11,660 9,990 9,290
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of journalism professionals is shrinking in California. In California, 2,720 less journalism professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of journalism has shrunk by 23% in California. 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 California

$60,617 $58,887 $58,080 $29,230 $54,097
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by journalism professionals is decreasing in California. The mean salary for journalism professionals in 2006 was $60,617 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $54,097 per year.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in California

10th percentile
$24,633
25th percentile
$29,590
50th percentile
$41,917
75th percentile
$62,123
90th percentile
$100,437

Thus, journalism professionals' salaries declined by 12% in 4 years. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. Within the field of journalism, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid journalism professionals earning 308% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in California state.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in California

Communications
$56,800
Creative Writing
$85,170
Journalism
$54,097

In California, journalism professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
59
bachelor
22
master
3
doctor
0
Certificate
65
Total149

As the number of journalism professionals is decreasing in California state, the number of students graduating from the 77 accredited journalism schools in California state is increasing. In California, there were 1,103 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,301 graduates from journalism courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of journalism school degree or certificate graduates in California by 18%. Most of these graduates, or 44%, earned a undergraduate certificate in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in California

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