Journalism Schools
In Columbia, South Carolina

In Columbia, there are 3 journalism schools where journalism faculty can find employment. The trends in Columbia's journalism academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below, which includes journalism training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Journalism
  • Masters degree in Journalism


Professional Trends

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Journalism Employment

Columbia 220
South Carolina 1,160

Exactly 220 of the 1,160 journalism professionals employed in South Carolina, work in Columbia. Between 2006 and 2010, the number of journalism professionals in Columbia has grown by 100%. Overall employment in Columbia has also increased.

Columbia Vs. South Carolina Journalism employment growth

1,350 1,350 1,340 1,310 1,160
110 260 300 270 220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: South Carolina
  • Dark Yellow: Columbia

Journalism VS. All professions salaries in Columbia

$28,850 $31,545 $33,350 $35,480 $31,175
$35,040 $36,880 $38,180 $39,020 $40,340
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism in Columbia
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in Columbia

As the number of journalism professionals in Columbia has grown, salaries for journalism professionals have also increased. In 2010 journalism professionals in Columbia reportedly earned an average salary of $31,175 per year. Four years earlier in 2006, journalism professionals in Columbia made an average salary of $28,850 per year. The growth in the salary of journalism professionals in Columbia is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Columbia

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Journalism professionals in Columbia earn a median salary of $25,270 per year. The 10% of journalism professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $18,600 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately 192% higher salaries.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Columbia

Creative Writing

On average journalism professionals in Columbia earn salaries that are lower than the salaries earned by other professionals in Columbia.

Educational Trends

Journalism schools in Columbia


There are 3 accredited journalism schools in the city. Many of Columbia's journalism professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Journalism Programs Offered In Columbia


There are a total of 4 degree and certificate programs in journalism offered by Columbia's journalism schools.

Student Completed Journalism Degrees In Columbia


Approximately 90 students graduated from journalism courses in 2010.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Columbia, South Carolina

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