Journalism Schools In Louisiana

In Louisiana, there are 4 accredited schools where journalism classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Louisiana's journalism academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in journalism includes journalism training at the journalism bachelors degree level.


  1. Louisiana College

    1140 College Dr, Pineville, Louisiana 71359

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Louisiana Tech University

    305 Wisteria, Ruston, Louisiana 71272

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Northwestern State University of Louisiana

    College Ave, Natchitoches, Louisiana 71497-0002

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Southern University at New Orleans

    6400 Press Drive, New Orleans, Louisiana 70126

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Louisiana Vs. National Journalism Employment

Louisiana 1,190
National 105,350

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

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Louisiana

1,570 1,510 1,370 1,320 1,190
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Journalism is a shrinking field in Louisiana. There were 380 less journalism professionals working in Louisiana in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 24%. This is faster 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 Louisiana

$42,113 $45,673 $50,017 $44,420 $46,747
$38,658 $41,019 $42,185 $43,003 $45,617
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to journalism professionals are growing in Louisiana. The mean salary for journalism professionals in 2006 was $42,113 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $46,747 per year.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Louisiana

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This represents a 10% 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 164% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Louisiana state.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Louisiana

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Journalism professionals in Louisiana earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of journalism professionals is decreasing in Louisiana state, the number of students graduating from the 4 accredited journalism schools in Louisiana state is decreasing. In 2006, 38 students graduated from journalism courses in Louisiana. And in 2010, 36 students graduated.

This represents a 5% decrease in the number of journalism degree or certificate school graduates in Louisiana state. 100% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Louisiana

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