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Journalism Schools In Minnesota

In Minnesota, there are 12 accredited schools where journalism classes faculty 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 Minnesota, which encompasses journalism training at the following levels:


  1. Bethel University in Saint Paul

    3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55112-6902

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  2. Concordia College at Moorhead

    901 S 8th St, Moorhead, Minnesota 56562

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  3. Hamline University

    1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104-1284

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  4. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213

    68 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Minnesota State University-Moorhead

    1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563

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  6. North Central University

    910 Elliot Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404-1391

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  7. Northwestern College in Saint Paul

    3003 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55113-1598

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  8. Rochester Community and Technical College

    851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904-4999

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  9. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

    700 Terrace Heights, Winona, Minnesota 55987-1399

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. The College of Saint Scholastica

    1200 Kenwood Ave, Duluth, Minnesota 55811-4199

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  11. University of St Thomas in Saint Paul

    2115 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105-1078

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  12. St. Catherine University

    2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

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Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Journalism Employment

Minnesota 2,480
National 105,350

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

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Minnesota

2,640 2,630 3,090 2,710 2,480
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Minnesota, journalism is a shrinking field. In Minnesota, 160 less journalism professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of journalism has shrunk by 6% in Minnesota. 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 Minnesota

$53,860 $59,513 $53,033 $45,227 $43,437
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of journalism professionals is declining, the salaries paid to journalism professionals are decreasing in Minnesota. In 2006 journalism professionals made a mean salary of $53,860 per year, and in 2010 they made $43,437 per year.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Minnesota

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This represents a decline in salaries of 24%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 301% 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 Minnesota.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Creative Writing

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

Educational Trends

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


As the number of journalism professionals is decreasing in Minnesota state, the number of students graduating from the 12 accredited journalism schools in Minnesota state is increasing. In 2006 there were 388 journalism graduates from journalism courses in Minnesota and in 2010 there were 418 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of journalism school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota by 8%. 69% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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