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Journalism Schools In Idaho

Journalism classes faculty can choose to work at one of 3 accredited journalism schools in Idaho. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in journalism in the state of Idaho, which encompasses journalism training at the journalism bachelors degree level.


  1. University of Idaho

    875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow, Idaho 83844-2282

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. North Idaho College

    1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814-2199

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Northwest Nazarene University

    623 S. Holly St, Nampa, Idaho 83686-5897

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Idaho Vs. National Journalism Employment

Idaho 620
National 105,350

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

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Idaho

650 590 640 620 620
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Idaho, the field of journalism is shrinking. In Idaho, 30 less journalism professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of journalism has shrunk by 5% in Idaho. This decline is slower 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 Idaho

$32,167 $32,437 $21,590 $35,453 $36,083
$39,304 $39,293 $42,361 $42,993 $44,477
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Idaho, as the number of journalism professionals is declining, the salaries earned by journalism professionals are increasing. In 2006 journalism professionals made a mean salary of $32,167 per year, and in 2010 they made $36,083 per year.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Idaho

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Thus, there was a 11% growth in journalism professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 211% 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 Idaho.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Idaho

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Journalism professionals in Idaho earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited journalism schools in Idaho is decreasing. In 2006 there were 16 journalism graduates from journalism courses in Idaho and in 2010 there were 16 graduates.

There was a decrease in the number of journalism school degree or certificate graduates in Idaho by 0%. Most of these graduates, or 67%, earned an bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Idaho

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