UT’s journalism school is one of the best in the country, according to this list

It’s a good time to be a Longhorn journalism student.

A recent list made by the college ranking site College Factual placed the journalism school at UT’s Moody College of Communication second in the nation, behind Emerson College and one spot ahead of Northwestern University.

Selina Bonilla, from San Antonio, center, takes family photos even though her ceremony was canceled. Bonilla graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. The University of Texas canceled their commencement ceremony on the Main Mall for Saturday May 23, 2015 due to inclement weather with thunderstorms and lightning in the area all evening. That did not stop graduates from stopping by the Littlefield Fountain to take keepsake photos of family and friends with the UT Tower in the background. RALPH BARRERA/ AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Selina Bonilla, from San Antonio, center, takes family photos on her graduation day last year. Bonilla graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism degree in May 2015.
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The list was made by ranking graduate earnings, major focus, related major concentration, accreditation and overall college quality. UT is the only Texas school on the list.

USA Today College worked in conjunction with College Factual to create and distribute the list.

Among the things UT had going for it: the amount of supporting concentrations, like digital communication and communication and media studies; and its high earning potential for graduates. The school ranked in College Factual’s Top 15 percent for highest-paid journalism students. The school has also graduated 18 Pulitzer Prize winners.

Plus, the school offers journalism students a variety of platforms to share their work, like The Daily Texan, Reporting Texas, KUT News 90.5, Dispatch 40 and Texas Travesty. It’s even mounting a campaign to send student journalists to cover the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Brazil this summer.

Some of the other schools on College Factual’s list included the University of Southern California, Boston University and New York University.

 

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