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Journalism Schools In Alabama

There are 6 accredited journalism schools in Alabama for faculty who teach journalism classes to choose from. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the journalism academic community in Alabama, and the future trends in journalism training at the following levels:


  1. The University of Alabama

    739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0166

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Auburn University

    Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, Alabama 36849

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Oakwood University

    7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35896

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Samford University

    800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229-2240

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Stillman College

    3601 Stillman Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35403

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Troy University

    University Avenue, Troy, Alabama 36082-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Journalism Employment

Alabama 1,460
National 105,350

Of all of the journalism professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Alabama.

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Alabama

1,720 1,610 1,550 1,440 1,460
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of journalism professionals is shrinking in Alabama. In Alabama, 260 less journalism professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of journalism has shrunk by 15% in Alabama. 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 Alabama

$35,443 $37,697 $39,197 $40,153 $39,723
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by journalism professionals is increasing in Alabama. The mean salary for journalism professionals in 2006 was $35,443 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $39,723 per year.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Alabama

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This represents a growth in salaries of 11%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In the state of Alabama, 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 222%

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Alabama

Creative Writing

In Alabama, journalism professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited journalism schools in Alabama is increasing. In 2006 there were 120 journalism graduates from journalism courses in Alabama and in 2010 there were 186 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of journalism school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama by 55%. Most of these graduates, or 88%, earned a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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