Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Journalism and the types of students that study this field. University of Missouri-Columbia awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but St Bonaventure University and Savannah State University have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Journalism. Tuition costs for Journalism majors are, on average, $6,838 for in-state public colleges, and $29,624 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Journalism programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions.
Information on the businesses and industries that employ Communications graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Communications majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Communications majors, by average wage, is Petroleum refining.
Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Communications in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Communications is 39.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Communications degrees, and White students earn the majority (9,028) of the degrees.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Journalism field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Journalism majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Journalism majors need more than the average amount of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Negotiation.
These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Journalism majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Writing is very distinctive for
majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.