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2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

There are about 264 students enrolled in Photojournalism in the USA.

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popularity

Not Very Popular

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

119

Vs. National Avg.

-99%

popularity Rank

#388

cost

Somewhat Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$24K

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

cost Rank

#262

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$39K

Vs. National Avg.

-1%

salary Rank

#285

professors

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-2%

professors Rank

#282

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-9%

students Rank

#389

SUMMARY

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&nbsphere 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&nbspis our most expensive college for photojournalism, at least regarding out of state students. We do have an entire list of the most expensive&nbspcolleges that could put the expense at Syracuse University&nbspinto 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&nbspin 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&nbspand 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&nbspand 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.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY | https://www.syracuse.edu/

69%

Acceptance

38,868

Students

#140

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Ohio University-Main Campus

Athens, OH | https://www.ohio.edu/

87%

Acceptance

31,679

Students

#1217

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Kent State University at Kent

Kent, OH | www.kent.edu/

84%

Acceptance

32,341

Students

#1727

Ranking

$20K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

George Washington University

Washington, DC | https://www.gwu.edu/

43%

Acceptance

32,209

Students

#68

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

B

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI | https://www.cmich.edu/

69%

Acceptance

22,512

Students

#874

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH | www.uc.edu/

76%

Acceptance

46,140

Students

#632

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, OK | https://www.uco.edu/

80%

Acceptance

17,440

Students

#1757

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

F

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

South Plains College

Levelland, TX | www.southplainscollege.edu/

0%

Acceptance

12,258

Students

#2976

Ranking

$4K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

St. John's University-New York

Queens, NY | www.stjohns.edu/

75%

Acceptance

23,167

Students

#398

Ranking

$45K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Widener University

Chester, PA | www.widener.edu/

75%

Acceptance

7,292

Students

#538

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Gallaudet University

Washington, DC | www.gallaudet.edu/

63%

Acceptance

1,641

Students

#471

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Minnesota State University Moorhead

Moorhead, MN | https://www.mnstate.edu/

66%

Acceptance

7,382

Students

#1188

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

C+

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Point Park University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.pointpark.edu/

70%

Acceptance

4,706

Students

#1246

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

F

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY | www.wku.edu/

98%

Acceptance

21,535

Students

#2476

Ranking

$26K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Ohio University-Southern Campus

Ironton, OH | https://www.ohio.edu/southern/

0%

Acceptance

3,959

Students

#2141

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

F

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, KY | https://www.campbellsville.edu/

78%

Acceptance

15,877

Students

#2515

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Ohio University-Zanesville Campus

Zanesville, OH | https://www.ohio.edu/zanesville/

0%

Acceptance

3,233

Students

#2215

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL | www.colum.edu/

90%

Acceptance

7,668

Students

#1769

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

D+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Houston Baptist University

Houston, TX | https://www.hbu.edu/

72%

Acceptance

4,800

Students

#1764

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

University of the Incarnate Word

San Antonio, TX | www.uiw.edu/

97%

Acceptance

10,468

Students

#2142

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Assumption University

Worcester, MA | https://www.assumption.edu/

81%

Acceptance

2,701

Students

#596

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

D−

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Ohio University-Eastern Campus

Saint Clairsville, OH | https://www.ohio.edu/eastern/

0%

Acceptance

1,884

Students

#2079

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

F

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Ohio University-Chillicothe Campus

Chillicothe, OH | https://www.ohio.edu/chillicothe/

0%

Acceptance

3,545

Students

#2349

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

F

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN | https://www.vinu.edu/

0%

Acceptance

20,019

Students

#3545

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

F

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Photojournalism

Ohio University-Lancaster Campus

Lancaster, OH | https://www.ohio.edu/lancaster/

0%

Acceptance

4,402

Students

#2266

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

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