This list includes journalists who finished their undergraduate studies in the 21st century and who are either on the Washington Post’s staff or who write regular columns for them. I’ve broken it down into 5-year intervals so you can see the progression toward more representation from non-MC25 schools. As mentioned in the Presentation, for those who graduated 1980-1999, the percentage of Post journalists is 55%; for those who graduated 2000-2019, that number is 66%, meaning almost two thirds of journalists at one of the most coveted spots for the profession attended colleges not on the MC25 list. Their are plenty of jobs available for those who develop their writing abilities at less selective colleges.

(Note: numbers in parentheses indicate instances where more than one person from that school is represented.)

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Washington Post Journalists

2015-2019

Northwestern U (5)

Syracuse (4)

Harvard (2)

Indiana U (2)

Arizona State

Duke

Boston U

U Maryland College Park (4)

Columbia (2)

Yale (2)

Stanford

U Georgia

Concordia U

Miami U of Ohio

UCLA

U Florida (2)

U North Carolina Chapel Hill (2)

U Missouri (2)

New York U

Oklahoma State

Drake U

U Nebraska

2010-2014

U Maryland College Park (2)

Indiana U (2)

Calvin College

Notre Dame

Syracuse

U Southern California

Howard U

Dickinson College

U Washington

Michigan State

Harvard (2)

Ohio University

Wesleyan

Arizona State

The New School

Cornell

George Washington U

U South Carolina

U Pennsylvania

U Dayton

Corcoran College of Art and Design

Georgetown (2)

New York U

San Francisco State

U Minnesota

Emory U

Northwestern

Columbia

Yale

William and Mary

UC Berkeley

2005-2009

U Maryland College Park (2)

Louisiana State

Stanford

Texas Christian U

Northwestern

UC Los Angeles

American U

U Iowa

Princeton

Hamilton College

Vanderbilt

Hampshire College

George Washington U

U Oregon

Wheaton College

Yale

Haverford College

U Texas Austin

Hofstra U

Harvard

U Minnesota

U Pennsylvania

Penn State

U Connecticut

U Chicago

Johns Hopkins

2000-2004

Georgetown (2)

Northwestern

U Southern California

Wellesley College

American U

Columbia

CSU Fullerton

Harvard (2)

U Michigan

U Texas Austin

U Wisconsin

U Missouri

Radford U

New York U

U New Mexico

George Washington U

Tufts U

Cornell

U Virginia

U North Carolina Chapel Hill

Princeton

Source: washingtonpost.com

(Last updated February 2020)