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Journalism Schools In Florida

In Florida, there are 11 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 Florida, and the future trends in journalism training at the following levels:


  1. Lynn University

    3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, Florida 33431-5598

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Central Florida

    4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32816

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Eckerd College

    4200 54th Ave S, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33711-4700

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

    Tallahassee, Florida 32307

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Florida Southern College

    111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, Florida 33801-5698

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of Florida

    355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611-3115

    58 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. University of Miami

    University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124

    38 U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Palm Beach Atlantic University-West Palm Beach

    901 S. Flagler Drive, West Palm Beach, Florida 33401

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Southeastern University

    1000 Longfellow Blvd, Lakeland, Florida 33801-6034

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Warner University

    13895 Hwy 27, Lake Wales, Florida 33859-8797

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. University of South Florida-St. Petersburg Campus

    140 Seventh Ave S., St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-9807

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Florida Vs. National Journalism Employment

Florida 5,730
National 105,350

Approximately 5% of the country's journalism professionals work in Florida state.

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Florida

6,390 6,670 6,380 5,830 5,730
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Florida, journalism is a shrinking field. There were 660 less journalism professionals working in Florida in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 10%. This decline is slower 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 Florida

$54,873 $57,377 $56,560 $62,107 $66,057
$43,191 $44,171 $45,158 $47,627 $48,473
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to journalism professionals are growing in Florida. The mean salary for journalism professionals in 2006 was $54,873 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $66,057 per year.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Florida

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Thus, journalism professionals' salaries grew by 17% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Florida state, within the field of journalism, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid journalism professionals earn 71% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Florida

Creative Writing

In Florida, journalism professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of journalism professionals is decreasing in Florida state, the number of students graduating from the 11 accredited journalism schools in Florida state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 374 journalism graduates from journalism courses in Florida and in 2010 there were 326 graduates.

Thus there was a 13% percent decrease in the number of journalism school degree or certificate graduates in Florida. Most of these graduates, or 81%, earned a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Florida

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