Journalism Schools In Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, there are 8 accredited schools where journalism classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the journalism academic community in Massachusetts, and the future trends in journalism training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Journalism
  • Masters degree in Journalism


  1. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Eastern Nazarene College

    23 E Elm Ave, Quincy, Massachusetts 02170-2999

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Emerson College

    120 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116-4624

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Salem State University

    352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Journalism Employment

Massachusetts 2,780
National 105,350

Of all of the journalism professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Massachusetts.

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Massachusetts

1,320 3,000 2,530 2,860 2,780
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Journalism is a growing field in Massachusetts. 1,460 more journalism professionals were working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Massachusetts, this field has grown by 111% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for journalism professionals which shows a 12% decrease in the number of journalism professionals working around the nation.

Journalism VS. All Professions salaries in Massachusetts

$36,020 $57,183 $55,000 $27,277 $69,643
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Massachusetts, as the number of journalism professionals is growing, the salaries earned by journalism professionals are increasing. In 2006 journalism professionals made a mean salary of $36,020 per year, and in 2010 they made $69,643 per year.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Massachusetts

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Thus, journalism professionals' salaries grew by 48% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 356% pay differential between the highest paid journalism professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of journalism in Massachusetts.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Creative Writing

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of journalism professionals is increasing in Massachusetts state, the number of students graduating from the 8 accredited journalism schools in Massachusetts state is also increasing. In Massachusetts, there were 600 graduates in 2006. And there were 662 graduates from journalism courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 10% percent increase in the number of journalism school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts. A majority of these graduates, or 53%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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