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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in Delaware

221 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,500 Avg Salary
$25,124 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in DelawareOut of the 125 majors we analyze each year, communication and media studies was ranked 8th in Delaware. In fact, 221 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 55,113 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.4% were from a college or university in the state. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Communications Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

For this year's Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in Delaware ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in communications.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do Communication & Media Studies Majors Make After Graduation?

The average communication and media studies major who graduates from a school in Delaware earns about $31,500 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 21% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a communications degree is $31,626. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Communications Graduates from Schools in Delaware  31,500
Average Salary for Communications Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,626
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Grads in Delaware

The highest paid communications majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Communications Graduates in Delaware

University of Delaware earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. U of Delaware is a very large public school located in the suburb of Newark. Students who receive their bachelor's in communications from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $40,100.

After completing their bachelor's degree, communications graduates from U of Delaware carry an average student debtload of $22,245. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $249, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Delaware State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Dover, Del State is a public college with a small student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, communications majors make an average salary of $22,900.

The average amount in student loans that communications majors at Del State take out while working on their bachelor's is $28,406. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $272.

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Best Communication & Media Studies Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Communication & Media Studies Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 267 3,850
Pennsylvania 266 2,286
Maryland 197 1,250
New Jersey 189 1,449
District of Columbia 125 134

One of 5 majors within the Communication & Journalism area of study, Communication & Media Studies has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Communications

Related Major Annual Graduates
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 13
Public Relations & Advertising 11

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to UNU-WIDER from Helsinki, Finland.

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