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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in Montana

74 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,200 Avg Salary
$24,597 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in MontanaWith 74 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, communication and media studies is the #26 most popular major in Montana. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.1% of all the communications bachelor's degrees in the country. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Communications list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in Montana ranking analyzed 1 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Communication & Media Studies Majors

After graduation, communication and media studies majors from schools in Montana earn an average salary of $25,200 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 37% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

On a nationwide level, communications majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $31,626. That's 20% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in Montana.

Average Salary for Communications Graduates from Schools in Montana  25,200
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 Montana

The following colleges produce the highest paid communications graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Communications Graduates in Montana

Our rankings recognize Montana State University - Billings as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Montana State University - Billings is a small public school located in the city of Billings.

While working on their bachelor's, communications majors at Montana State University - Billings accumulate an average of around $25,309 in student debt.

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The University of Montana landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and media studies school. Located in the small city of Missoula, University of Montana is a public college with a large student population. Communications majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $25,200.

Communications majors at University of Montana take out an average of $25,855 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $255.

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Best Communication & Media Studies Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Utah 189 922
Colorado 186 1,101
Idaho 167 495
Wyoming 69 46

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Journalism 58
Public Relations & Advertising 13

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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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