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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in Arkansas

358 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,700 Avg Salary
$25,448 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in ArkansasCommunication & Media Studies is the #13 most popular major in Arkansas with 358 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 0.6% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school 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.

This year's Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in Arkansas ranking analyzed 4 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 Arkansas earn an average salary of $29,700 per year. That's not so great, since it is 25% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

The national average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in communications is $31,626. That's about 6% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in Arkansas.

Average Salary for Communications Graduates from Schools in Arkansas  29,700
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59,400
Average Salary for Communications Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,626
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59,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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59,400

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Grads in Arkansas

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

Best Schools for Highly Paid Communications Graduates in Arkansas

#1

University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

Our rankings recognize University of Arkansas as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Fayetteville, UARK is a public school with a fairly large student population. Communications majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $35,000.

While working on their bachelor's, communications majors at UARK accumulate an average of around $20,212 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $221, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#2

Ouachita Baptist University

Arkadelphia, AR

Our rankings recognize Ouachita Baptist University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Arkadelphia, Ouachita Baptist 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 $31,600.

While working on their bachelor's, communications majors at Ouachita Baptist accumulate an average of around $20,674 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $246.

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Harding University

Searcy, AR

Harding University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Searcy, Harding is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, AR

Henderson State University landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and media studies school. Henderson State University is a small public school located in the distant town of Arkadelphia.

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Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Arkansas Tech University. Located in the town of Russellville, ATU is a public school with a large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, communications majors make an average salary of $22,400.

While working on their bachelor's, communications majors at ATU accumulate an average of around $21,111 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $231, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Arkansas State University - Main Campus as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a large public school located in the city of Jonesboro. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in communications from the school is $21,900.

Communications majors at Arkansas State University - Main Campus take out an average of $24,557 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 $259.

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Our rankings recognize University of Central Arkansas as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Conway, University of Central Arkansas is a public school with a fairly large student population.

After completing their bachelor's degree, communications graduates from University of Central Arkansas carry an average student debtload of $19,742.

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Our rankings recognize University of Arkansas at Little Rock as the #7 school in this year's rankings. UA Little Rock is a moderately-sized public school located in the midsize city of Little Rock.

While working on their bachelor's, communications majors at UA Little Rock accumulate an average of around $20,983 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $206, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Communication & Media Studies Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Communication & Media Studies Schools in the Southeast Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Georgia 220 769
Florida 214 2,982
Tennessee 209 1,004
North Carolina 207 2,893
Virginia 206 1,652
South Carolina 188 771
Alabama 183 823
Kentucky 177 791
Louisiana 163 715
Mississippi 158 306
West Virginia 142 83

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 277
Public Relations & Advertising 120
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 42

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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).
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