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2023 Journalism Students

There are about 33,711 students enrolled in Journalism in the USA.

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College is an awfully constructive adventure in one's life; it's a chance for individual growth and evolution. Undergrads continue to realize who they would like to be and develop many of the integral skills to become a prosperous adult. But growth goes far beyond a classroom - the conversations which one has with her schoolmates, the life lesson received from a tenured professor, the exposure to a different view. Therefore, a diverse student body tremendously enhances what one gains from the time at university.

Journalism is a slightly more ethnically diverse major than average*. 63% of the US' Journalism majors are white students, followed by latino students (15%), students of other races**(10%), and black students (8%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is New York University located in New York, NY.

Furthermore, Journalism significatly skews female, with 69% of students majoring in Journalism identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Butler University in Indianapolis, IN.

Another substantial type of diversity is financial diversity. Sadly, Journalism is less economically diverse than 64% of subjects in America. 31% of its students come from households who take home north of $110,000 per year, 16% are from middle income households, and 24% grew up in low income families. Ball State University has the most economically diverse students in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall HI is the most diverse state for Journalism. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the University Athletic Association is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 4%

  • Black: 8%

  • Latino: 15%

  • White: 63%

  • Other: 10%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 31%

  • Female: 69%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 24%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 31%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 65%

  • Out of State: 30%

  • International: 6%

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