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Journalism Schools In Missouri

Missouri has 12 accredited journalism schools where journalism faculty who teach journalism classes can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of journalism and journalism training in Missouri, which includes journalism training at the following levels:


  1. Calvary Bible College and Theological Seminary

    15800 Calvary Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64147-1341

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  2. University of Central Missouri

    Warrensburg, Missouri 64093

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  3. Crowder College

    601 Laclede Ave, Neosho, Missouri 64850

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  4. Drury University

    900 N.Benton, Springfield, Missouri 65802-3791

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  5. Evangel University

    1111 N Glenstone, Springfield, Missouri 65802

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  6. Lincoln University in Jefferson City

    820 Chestnut Street, Jefferson City, Missouri 65101

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  7. Lindenwood University

    209 S Kingshighway, Saint Charles, Missouri 63301-1695

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  8. University of Missouri-Columbia

    105 Jesse Hall, Columbia, Missouri 65211

    90 U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Northwest Missouri State University

    800 University Drive, Maryville, Missouri 64468-6001

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  10. College of the Ozarks

    100 Opportunity Avenue, Point Lookout, Missouri 65726-0017

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  11. Missouri State University

    901 S National, Springfield, Missouri 65897

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  12. Webster University

    470 E Lockwood Ave., Saint Louis, Missouri 63119-3194

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Professional Trends

Missouri Vs. National Journalism Employment

Missouri 2,590
National 105,350

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

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Missouri

2,620 2,830 2,740 2,680 2,590
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Missouri, journalism is a shrinking field. In Missouri, 30 less journalism professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 1% decline in the field. 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 Missouri

$43,893 $51,577 $49,757 $43,873 $31,387
$43,489 $45,096 $45,354 $45,661 $46,263
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 Missouri. The mean salary for journalism professionals in 2006 was $43,893 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $31,387 per year.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Missouri

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Thus, journalism professionals' salaries declined by 40% in 4 years. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In Missouri state, within the field of journalism, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid journalism professionals earn 189% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Missouri

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

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 12 accredited journalism schools in Missouri is decreasing. In Missouri, there were 156 graduates in 2006. And there were 104 graduates from journalism courses in 2010.

This represents a 33% decrease in the number of journalism degree or certificate school graduates in Missouri state. 93% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Missouri

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