Journalism Schools In Tennessee

Tennessee has 10 accredited journalism schools where journalism faculty who teach journalism classes can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in journalism in the state of Tennessee, which encompasses journalism training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Journalism
  • Masters degree in Journalism


Schools

  1. Belmont University

    1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37212-3757

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  2. Carson-Newman College

    1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

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  3. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

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  4. Freed-Hardeman University

    158 E Main St, Henderson, Tennessee 38340-2399

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  5. Lee University

    1120 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, Tennessee 37311

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  6. University of Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee 38152

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  7. Southern Adventist University

    4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

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  8. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

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  9. Trevecca Nazarene University

    333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

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  10. Union University

    1050 Union University Dr, Jackson, Tennessee 38305-3697

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Journalism Employment

Tennessee 1,830
National 105,350

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

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Tennessee

2,420 2,460 2,370 2,050 1,830
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of journalism professionals is shrinking in Tennessee. There were 590 less journalism professionals working in Tennessee in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 24%. This decline 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 Tennessee

$44,497 $49,710 $50,237 $47,840 $46,870
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to journalism professionals are growing in Tennessee. Journalism professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $44,497 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $46,870 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Tennessee

10th percentile
$21,477
25th percentile
$26,103
50th percentile
$38,167
75th percentile
$57,273
90th percentile
$84,057

This represents a growth in salaries of 5%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of Tennessee, 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 291%

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Communications
$36,420
Creative Writing
$39,210
Journalism
$46,870

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
14
master
1
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total15

As the number of journalism professionals is decreasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited journalism schools in Tennessee state is decreasing. In Tennessee, there were 296 graduates in 2006. And there were 280 graduates from journalism courses in 2010.

This represents a 5% decrease in the number of journalism degree or certificate school graduates in Tennessee state. 93% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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