Some top-rated journalism colleges are the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri at Columbia, the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia and the Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University. The ratings come from a 2014 NewsPro-RTDNA's member poll.
News professionals, students and educators linked to TVWeek.com and the Radio Television Digital News Association cited hands-on training, professor experience and modern technology as the hallmarks of top colleges. Other highly regarded institutions include the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University and the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma.
In College Factual's 2014 assessment, Emerson College, Northwestern University, Boston University and the University of Texas at Austin topped the list for best journalism schools. Other notable schools are the University of Southern California, New York University, Washington and Lee University, the University of Missouri at Columbia and Syracuse University. The College Factual rankings were based on graduate salaries, overall college quality, related majors, accreditation and the percentage of students earning degrees.