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Journalism Schools In Wisconsin

Wisconsin has 6 accredited journalism schools where journalism faculty who teach journalism classes can find employment. The trends in Wisconsin's journalism academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in journalism includes journalism training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Journalism
  • Masters degree in Journalism


  1. Marquette University

    615 N 11th St, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53233

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

    800 W Main St, Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190-1790

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

    105 Garfield Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin 54702-4004

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

    800 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. University of Wisconsin-Madison

    500 Lincoln Dr, Madison, Wisconsin 53706-1380

    42 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of Wisconsin-River Falls

    410 S 3rd St, River Falls, Wisconsin 54022-5001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Wisconsin Vs. National Journalism Employment

Wisconsin 2,000
National 105,350

Approximately 2% of the country's journalism professionals work in Wisconsin state.

Employment Growth for Journalism professionals In Wisconsin

1,960 2,160 2,200 2,290 2,000
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Wisconsin, journalism is a growing field. In 2010 there were 40 more journalism professionals working in Wisconsin than there were in 2006. Thus, in Wisconsin, this field has grown by 2% in four years. This is slower than the trend for journalism professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of journalism professionals has shrunk by 12% between 2006 and 2010.

Journalism VS. All Professions salaries in Wisconsin

$38,367 $42,817 $23,790 $49,147 $48,207
$43,308 $43,685 $45,556 $47,117 $48,374
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Journalism
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to journalism professionals are growing in Wisconsin. Journalism professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $38,367 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $48,207 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Journalism professionals in Wisconsin

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50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 20% growth in journalism professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Wisconsin state, within the field of journalism, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid journalism professionals earn 229% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Journalism professionals and related professions in Wisconsin

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Journalism professionals in Wisconsin earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited journalism schools in Wisconsin is decreasing. In 2006 there were 589 journalism graduates from journalism courses in Wisconsin and in 2010 there were 424 graduates.

Thus there was a 28% percent decrease in the number of journalism school degree or certificate graduates in Wisconsin. A majority of these graduates, or 78%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Journalism Faculty Salaries in Wisconsin

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of journalism faculty in Wisconsin, growth in the field of journalism academia and faculty salaries in Wisconsin. If you are involved in teaching journalism courses to students at the bachelors degree in journalism, and masters degree in journalism levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of journalism in Wisconsin. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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