A degree in Photojournalism is a valuable choice and frequently a mandatory first step for students endeavoring to pursue a career as a photojournalist, an investigative reporter, or a content producer. In fact, photojournalism is an uncommon degree coming in at the 370th most popular major. Last academic year alone, there were 118 photojournalism diplomas received. In-state tuition for photojournalism at private colleges is, on average, 3.9 times more expensive than their public rivals.
With just 23 institutions having programs for photojournalism you might have a more finite list of the institutions that will have an option for you. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other photojournalism undergraduates, look at institutions in Ohio which have more undergraduates admitted to photojournalism than any other state. Zooming out, the best region to pursue photojournalism is in the Great Lakes region with Columbia College Chicago, Central Michigan University, and Ohio University-Main Campus best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the top conference to major in photojournalism is the Mid-American Conference with Central Michigan University, Kent State University at Kent, and Ohio University-Main Campus representing the conference. That being said, our selection for the best school for photojournalism is Syracuse University, and here you can find our comprehensive list for the best colleges.
The overall 'best' school does not have to be the 'best' school for every student. There can be tons more factors to weigh when selecting school. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely refashion your choice on where to go to college. Here at Authority, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you want to know which photojournalism university boasts the top college campus, the winner is Syracuse University. If you are very interested in which university boasts the best campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more in order to compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our well researched list for the schools with the best student life here and our choice of the college with the best student life for photojournalism is Syracuse University. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to find out more about our top selections. Some of our conclusions just might surprise you.
If expense is a primary deciding factor in your decisions, you might consider avoiding Syracuse University. Syracuse University is our most expensive college for photojournalism, at least regarding out of state students. We do have an entire list of the most expensive colleges that could put the expense at Syracuse University into perspective. For more context, you might want to know that photojournalism is the 260th most expensive major in the US, with an average cost of $26,600. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for photojournalism on our list is New York with costs at the main two schools St John's University-New York and Syracuse University of $41,378 and $50,616 respectively. Even more broadly, the most expensive region for photojournalism is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with St John's University-New York with a cost of $41,378, Syracuse University with a cost of $50,616, and Widener University with a cost of $46,378.
Our cheapest region for photojournalism is the Southwest region which is represented by University of Central Oklahoma with a cost of $17,573. More optimistically, the most affordable college for photojournalism is University of Central Oklahoma. Authority's entire list of the most affordable universities can be found here.
In-state learners can anticipate paying around $11,000 for a degree in photojournalism. The price inflates substantially to a median of $22,900 for an out-of-state public-school undergrad. On that note, our selection for the college representing the best value for photojournalism: Syracuse University. On this page you will find our comprehensive list on the universities we see as being the best value in general. Do know, this section is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.
Earnings for photojournalism majors vary a lot, but two years after graduation students will typically make around $48,200. While there can be much variation in earnings; highest paid earners can experience pay up to $89,700. Right out of college, the minimum earning positions within the photojournalism field make $26,100, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates for photojournalism have come from Syracuse University and if you want to find the schools with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.
The prevailing diversity of photojournalism is subpar, falling within the 31st percentile of majors nationally. The college with the most composite diversity for photojournalism is St John's University-New York and here you can find our comprehensive list of the universities which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of Photojournalism ranks only in the 10th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, ranking in the 28th percentile. White students make up the largest share, 71%, of students majoring in photojournalism. Additionally, 69% of students seeking a photojournalism major are women.
The median score of photojournalism's professors is 4.5 stars, a rating which is 13% better than the average score for all majors; which is a pretty good ranking. If you are looking for the most popular photojournalism instructor in the country, look no further than Jeanette Male at City College of San Francisco. It might come as a shock, but the top ranked professors for photojournalism according to students are at City College of San Francisco. If we including data other than simply rankings it becomes clear that the school possessing the best instructors for photojournalism is St John's University-New York. One can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as some of the finest professors in the U.S.
Finally, the hardest school to get into for photojournalism is Syracuse University. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a comprehensive list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we hope you understand that considering academics from examples primarily formed from superlatives can create issues. We at Authority encourage you to look at some of our other pages on different colleges and peruse some of Authority's helpful background articles on useful things to look for as you continue your school search.