Journalism Schools In Iowa

Journalism classes faculty can choose to work at one of 12 accredited journalism schools in Iowa. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the journalism academic community in Iowa, and the future trends in journalism training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Briar Cliff University

    3303 Rebecca St, Sioux City, Iowa 51104

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  2. Dordt College

    498 4th Ave NE, Sioux Center, Iowa 51250-1697

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  3. Drake University

    2507 University Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50311-4505

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  4. Grand View University

    1200 Grandview Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50316

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  5. Iowa Lakes Community College

    19 S 7th St, Estherville, Iowa 51334-2295

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  6. Iowa State University

    3410 Beardshear Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011-2030

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Loras College

    1450 Alta Vista, Dubuque, Iowa 52004-0178

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  9. Mount Mercy University

    1330 Elmhurst Dr NE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402-4797

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  10. Northwestern College in Orange City

    101 Seventh St SW, Orange City, Iowa 51041

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  11. Saint Ambrose University

    518 W Locust St, Davenport, Iowa 52803-2898

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  12. Simpson College

    701 North C St, Indianola, Iowa 50125

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Journalism Employment

Iowa 1,720
National 105,350

Of all of the journalism professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Iowa.

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Iowa

1,840 1,950 1,970 1,740 1,720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Iowa, journalism is a shrinking field. 120 less journalism professionals were working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Iowa, this field has shrunk by 7% in four years. This is slower than the trend for journalism professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 12% between 2006 and 2010.

Journalism VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$34,020 $34,110 $38,050 $39,400 $38,700
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Iowa, as the number of journalism professionals is declining, the salaries earned by journalism professionals are increasing. Journalism professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $34,020 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $38,700 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Iowa

10th percentile
$19,757
25th percentile
$23,847
50th percentile
$32,310
75th percentile
$44,190
90th percentile
$65,890

This represents a 12% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. Within the field of journalism, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid journalism professionals earning 234% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Iowa state.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Iowa

Communications
$36,827
Creative Writing
$45,140
Journalism
$38,700

In Iowa, journalism professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
2
bachelor
13
master
2
doctor
1
Certificate
2
Total20

As the number of journalism professionals is decreasing in Iowa state, the number of students graduating from the 12 accredited journalism schools in Iowa state is increasing. In 2006, 340 students graduated from journalism courses in Iowa. And in 2010, 367 students graduated.

This represents a 8% increase in the number of journalism degree or certificate school graduates in Iowa state. Most of these graduates, or 65%, earned a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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