Tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, personal expenses. At first, these combined costs may seem overwhelming. They don’t have to be. With some planning and the willingness to investigate different schools, scholarships, grants, and bursaries, the cost of attending college or university can be more manageable than you might think. As a starting point for your research, here are the typical tuition costs for a journalism degree.

average yearly tuition as per the most recent US census data
$ 10,157 per year
Average in-state tuition in 2017

21% above average compared to other degrees

$ 25,484 per year
Average out-of-state tuition in 2017

27% above average compared to other degrees

$ 37,994 per year
Average private tuition in 2017

17% above average compared to other degrees

What do journalism graduates earn?

Journalism students make an average of $65,073 per year after graduation. This is 3% below average compared to other undergraduate degrees.

20% of journalism graduates are underpaid (those who make less than $40,000 per year.)

$ 65,073 per year
Average graduate salary in 2017

Top 64% of degrees

% of people underpaid in 2019

On par with average compared to other degrees


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