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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in Pennsylvania

2,286 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,939 Avg Salary
$26,533 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Communication & Media Studies School for You

Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in PennsylvaniaOut of the 266 majors we analyze each year, communication and media studies was ranked 10th in Pennsylvania. In fact, 2,286 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 55,113 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 4.1% were from a college or university in the state. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Communications Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in Pennsylvania ranking looked at 47 colleges that offer a bachelor's in communications.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after 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.

Salaries of Communication & Media Studies Majors After Graduation

After graduation, communication and media studies majors from schools in Pennsylvania earn an average salary of $29,939 per year. Unfortunately, that is 25% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

On a nationwide level, communications majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $31,626. That's 5% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in Pennsylvania.

Average Salary for Communications Graduates from Schools in Pennsylvania  29,939
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59,800
Average Salary for Communications Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,626
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59,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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59,800

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Grads in Pennsylvania

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid communication and media studies majors.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Communications Graduates in Pennsylvania

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in communications from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $49,400.

On average, communications graduates from UPenn take out $18,296 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $202, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

Susquehanna University landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and media studies school. Located in the distant town of Selinsgrove, Susquehanna is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

While working on their bachelor's, communications majors at Susquehanna accumulate an average of around $26,275 in student debt.

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#2

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Villanova University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, communications majors make an average salary of $42,200.

On average, communications graduates from Villanova take out $22,999 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $279.

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#3

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, PA

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Elizabethtown College. E - town is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Elizabethtown. Students who receive their bachelor's in communications from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $35,000.

The average amount in student loans that communications majors at E - town take out while working on their bachelor's is $27,483. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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#4

Saint Joseph's University

Philadelphia, PA

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Saint Joseph's University. Located in the city of Philadelphia, St. Joe's is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in communications from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $34,900.

After completing their bachelor's degree, communications graduates from St. Joe's carry an average student debtload of $20,559. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $241, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#5

Albright College

Reading, PA

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Albright College. Located in the small city of Reading, Albright is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in communications from the school is $34,100.

Communications majors at Albright take out an average of $27,292 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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#6

Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Muhlenberg College. Muhlenberg is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Allentown. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in communications from the school is $34,000.

After completing their bachelor's degree, communications graduates from Muhlenberg carry an average student debtload of $23,219. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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#7

University of Scranton

Scranton, PA

University of Scranton landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and media studies school. Located in the city of Scranton, Scranton is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, communications majors make an average salary of $32,300.

On average, communications graduates from Scranton take out $22,390 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $265.

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#8

Saint Vincent College

Latrobe, PA

Saint Vincent College landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and media studies school. Saint Vincent is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Latrobe. Communications majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $32,200.

While working on their bachelor's, communications majors at Saint Vincent accumulate an average of around $27,479 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $280.

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Our rankings recognize Millersville University of Pennsylvania as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Millersville, Millersville is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in communications from the school is $32,100.

While working on their bachelor's, communications majors at Millersville accumulate an average of around $25,652 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $270.

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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
Maryland 197 1,250
New Jersey 189 1,449
Delaware 125 221
District of Columbia 125 134

Communication & Media Studies is one of 5 different types of Communication & Journalism programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Relations & Advertising 1,055
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 591
Journalism 572
Communication & Journalism (Other) 89
Publishing 10

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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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