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Journalism Schools in Iowa

There are nine schools in the state of Iowa offering journalism programs. 402 students graduated from programs at Iowa journalism schools in 2010. 366 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 20 students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

379 students graduate from programs in this state in journalism, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of journalism students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, two students graduated with certificates in journalism, eight with a degree at the associate's level, 366 with a bachelor's level degree, 20 with a master's level degree, and six with a degree at the doctorate level.

Nine journalism schools are located in Iowa. And of these, while six schools are private, three schools are public. Tuition at a public journalism school varies from $6,997 to $7,417, while private journalism school tuition varies from $20,292 to $26,960.

Average tuition for programs in journalism is $15,736. While the lowest tuition in Iowa, which is $6,997 each year, is at Iowa State University, the highest tuition for journalism programs, which is $26,960 every year, is at Drake University.

Iowa journalism schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, masters degrees, and doctoral degrees.

Journalism Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

379 students graduate from programs in this state in journalism, on average, each year. This accounts for 2% of journalism students who schools in the United States graduate. Out of those, two students graduated with certificates in journalism, eight with a degree at the associate's level, 366 with a bachelor's level degree, 20 with a master's level degree, and six with a degree at the doctorate level.

Journalism Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 1
  • Certificate 2007: 7
  • Certificate 2008: 2
  • Certificate 2009: 0
  • Certificate 2010: 2
  • Associate 2006: 3
  • Associate 2007: 6
  • Associate 2008: 3
  • Associate 2009: 4
  • Associate 2010: 8
  • Bachelor 2006: 355
  • Bachelor 2007: 363
  • Bachelor 2008: 328
  • Bachelor 2009: 326
  • Bachelor 2010: 366
  • Master 2006: 19
  • Master 2007: 24
  • Master 2008: 19
  • Master 2009: 22
  • Master 2010: 20
  • Doctorate 2006: 3
  • Doctorate 2007: 1
  • Doctorate 2008: 5
  • Doctorate 2009: 4
  • Doctorate 2010: 6

Journalism Program Availability in Iowa

Schools in Iowa offer a total of 17 journalism programs. Of these programs, close to 58.8% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the masters level, the associates level, and the doctoral level.

Journalism Program Availability in Iowa

  • Certificate: 2
  • Associate: 2
  • Bachelor: 10
  • Master: 2
  • Doctorate: 1

Broadcast News Analysts — Salary by Percentile

Broadcast News Analysts — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 26280
  • 25th Percentile: 32890
  • Median: 48170
  • 75th Percentile: 67860
  • 90th Percentile: 112610

Reporters and Correspondents — Salary by Percentile

Reporters and Correspondents — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 17070
  • 25th Percentile: 20980
  • Median: 25650
  • 75th Percentile: 34470
  • 90th Percentile: 42710

Broadcast News Analysts — Employment Trend

Broadcast News Analysts — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 33690
  • Median Salary 2007: 37710
  • Median Salary 2008: 50400
  • Median Salary 2009: 50530
  • Median Salary 2010: 48170
  • Total Employed 2006: 120
  • Total Employed 2007: 140
  • Total Employed 2008: 90
  • Total Employed 2009: 100
  • Total Employed 2010: 90

Reporters and Correspondents — Employment Trend

Reporters and Correspondents — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 27830
  • Median Salary 2007: 26670
  • Median Salary 2008: 24680
  • Median Salary 2009: 24720
  • Median Salary 2010: 25650
  • Total Employed 2006: 870
  • Total Employed 2007: 850
  • Total Employed 2008: 830
  • Total Employed 2009: 780
  • Total Employed 2010: 890

Iowa vs National Journalism Employment

Iowa vs National Journalism Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 1.929% (980)

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1. Briar Cliff University

3303 Rebecca St
Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 279-5321

Briar Cliff University is a 4-year institution, founded in 1930. Briar Cliff, which is 2.2 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Sioux City, IA. This liberal arts college offers students two certificates, two associates level degrees, 43 bachelors level degrees, and three degrees at the masters level. 1,157 students sought degrees from the 44 programs at this school in 2010. BCU offers subjects including teaching and communications. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

2. Grand View University

1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
(515) 263-2800

Grand View University, which is 1.4 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Des Moines, IA. It offers two programs in journalism. It offers students two degrees at the bachelor's level in journalism. It is a 4-year institution. It is the second biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering journalism in terms of programs.

3. Simpson College

701 North C St
Indianola, IA 50125
(515) 961-6251x1517

Simpson College offers one journalism program and Simpson is located in Indianola, IA. Simpson is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa. This school ranks eighth in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

4. Saint Ambrose University

518 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52803-2898
(563) 333-6000

Saint Ambrose University, which is 1.0 miles from the center of the city, is in Davenport, IA and St. Ambrose offers one program in journalism. This school is the eighth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in journalism.

5. Iowa State University

3410 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2030
(515) 294-5836

Iowa State University, which is near the center of the city, is in Ames, IA. It offers two journalism programs. Specifically, Iowa State offers students one degree at the bachelor's level in journalism and one journalism degree at the master's level. It is one of 3 institutions with a medical school in Iowa. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in journalism.

6. Drake University

2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
(515) 271-2011

Drake University, which is near the center of the city, is located in Des Moines, IA. It offers two programs in journalism. This university offers two journalism degrees at the bachelor's level to students. It is one of 4 research universities in Iowa. In terms of programs, Drake is the largest institution in the state of Iowa offering journalism.

7. Loras College

1450 Alta Vista
Dubuque, IA 52004-0178
(563) 588-7100

Loras College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1839. This school, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Dubuque, IA. It is the oldest institution in the state of Iowa. It offers subjects such as teaching and computer science. This school offers students one associates level degree, 43 degrees at the bachelors level, and ten masters level degrees. In 2010, 1,562 students pursued degrees from the 51 programs at Loras. This liberal arts college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. Loras is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

8. Northwestern College

101 Seventh St SW
Orange City, IA 51041
(712) 707-7000

Northwestern College offers one program in journalism and NWC, which is very close to Orange City, Iowa, is located in a rural setting. Northwestern is a 4-year institution. Northwestern is the seventh oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering journalism programs.

9. Mount Mercy University

1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797
(319) 363-8213

Mount Mercy University offers one program in journalism and Mount Mercy, which is 1.8 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.

10. The University of Iowa

101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City, IA 52242-1316
(319) 335-3500

The University of Iowa is located in the center of Iowa City. It offers four programs in journalism. Of those, it offers students one certificate in journalism, one journalism degree at the bachelor's level, one master's level journalism degree, and one doctorate level degree in journalism. UI is a public, 4-year, research institution. This university is the second oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering journalism programs.

11. Iowa Lakes Community College

19 S 7th St
Estherville, IA 51334-2295
(712) 362-2601

Iowa Lakes Community College is located in Estherville, IA. It offers three journalism programs. Specifically, it offers one journalism certificate to students and two journalism degrees at the associate's level. This college is a public 2-year institution. It ranks second in terms of enrollment in the state of Iowa.

12. Dordt College

498 4th Ave NE
Sioux Center, IA 51250-1697
(712) 722-6000

Dordt College is a 4-year institution, founded in 1955. It is in Sioux Center, IA. Students are offered three degrees at the associates level, 86 bachelors level degrees, and one masters level degree by it. In 2010, 1,360 students sought degrees from the 90 programs at this school. This school offers subjects such as information technology, visual communications, and chemistry. This liberal arts college is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa.