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Journalism Schools In Washington State

Washington State has 8 accredited journalism schools where journalism faculty who teach journalism classes 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 Washington State, which encompasses journalism training at the journalism bachelors degree level.


  1. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  3. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  4. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  5. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  8. Whitworth University

    300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99251

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Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Journalism Employment

Washington State 1,990
National 105,350

Of all of the journalism professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Washington State

2,290 2,540 2,460 2,510 1,990
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, journalism is a shrinking field. In Washington State, 300 less journalism professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 13%. This decline is faster 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 Washington State

$57,707 $57,423 $55,853 $53,920 $54,597
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
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 Washington State. Journalism professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $57,707 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $54,597 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Washington State

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Thus, journalism professionals' salaries declined by 6% in 4 years. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In Washington State state, within the field of journalism, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid journalism professionals earn 322% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Washington State

Creative Writing

In Washington State, journalism professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Journalism programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington State


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited journalism schools in Washington State is increasing. In 2006 there were 195 journalism graduates from journalism courses in Washington State and in 2010 there were 215 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of journalism school degree or certificate graduates in Washington State by 10%. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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