Boston, MA (population: 610,407) has seven journalism schools within its city limits. Boston University, the highest ranked school in the city with a journalism program, has a total student population of 31,960. It is the 32nd highest ranked school in the USA and the 5th highest in the state of Massachusetts (#1 is Harvard University). To learn more about journalism programs in Boston, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of journalism professors at Boston University such as David Armstrong, Brian Bergstein, Pamela Berry, Kimberly Blanton, Christine Casatelli, and Joanne Ciccarello.
Journalism students from Boston schools who go on to become journalists, media journalists, investigative journalists, broadcast journalists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 43,390 people working as writers and authors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,560. Also, Broadcast news analysts make on average $67,990 per year and there are about 5,820 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area alone, there are 140 employed broadcast news analysts earning an average salary of $76,610. Writers and authors in this area earn $64,110/yr and there are 590 employed.
Boston lies in Suffolk county, which is one of the 12 counties in Massachusetts. Overall, the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy NECTA area has 1,685,900 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.6% unemployment rate, $28.04/hr average worker wage, and a $58,330 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.351 out of every 1000 jobs in Boston are held by writers and authors, and 0.081/1000 are held by broadcast news analysts.
Of the 7 journalism schools in Boston, only 3 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Simmons College comes out as the most expensive ($34,498/yr) for journalism students, with Bunker Hill Community College as the lowest, reported at only $7,745/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Boston|
|Chestnut Hill||MA||-||2||53.2355||134||7.8 miles|
|North Andover||MA||-||1||30.19||56||25.5 miles|
|North Attleborough||MA||43,307||0||-||0||30.1 miles|
|East Providence||RI||48,249||1||29.3002||11||41.2 miles|