Journalism Schools In Washington DC

Washington DC has 5 accredited journalism schools where journalism faculty who teach journalism classes can find employment. The trends in Washington DC'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:

  • Bachelors degree in Journalism
  • Masters degree in Journalism


Schools

  1. American University

    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Corcoran College of Art and Design

    500 Seventeenth Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20006-4804

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. George Washington University

    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Georgetown University

    37th and O St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20057

    22 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Howard University

    2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Journalism Employment

Washington DC 2,400
National 105,350

Approximately 2% of the country's journalism professionals work in Washington DC state.

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Washington DC

2,120 2,200 2,200 2,310 2,400
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington DC, journalism is a growing field. In 2010 there were 280 more journalism professionals working in Washington DC than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of journalism has grown by 13% in Washington DC. This growth 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 Washington DC

$52,820 $62,610 $65,010 $65,887 $63,427
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington DC, as the number of journalism professionals is growing, the salaries earned by journalism professionals are increasing. The mean salary for journalism professionals in 2006 was $52,820 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $63,427 per year.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Washington DC

10th percentile
$33,903
25th percentile
$43,090
50th percentile
$55,213
75th percentile
$77,010
90th percentile
$100,130

Thus, journalism professionals' salaries grew by 17% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Washington DC, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of journalism. The pay differential between the highest paid journalism professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 195%

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Communications
$61,141
Creative Writing
$80,540
Journalism
$63,427

Journalism professionals in Washington DC earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Journalism programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington DC

associate
0
bachelor
5
master
4
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total9

The number of students graduating from the 5 accredited journalism schools in Washington DC is decreasing. In 2006, 329 students graduated from journalism courses in Washington DC. And in 2010, 312 students graduated.

Thus there was a 5% percent decrease in the number of journalism school degree or certificate graduates in Washington DC. Most of these graduates, or 56%, earned a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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