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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in Nebraska

183 Bachelor's Degrees
$37,550 Avg Salary
$24,383 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Communication & Media Studies School for You

Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in NebraskaIn 2018-2019, 183 bachelor's degrees were awarded to communication and media studies students who went to a Nebraska college or university. This makes it the #19 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.3% of all the communications bachelor's degrees in the country. The communications school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Communications Graduates.

For this year's Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Graduates in Nebraska ranking, we looked at 2 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Communication & Media Studies Majors

The average communication and media studies major who graduates from a school in Nebraska earns about $37,550 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 6% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

If you compare this average salary to that of other schools, it's quite good. In fact, it is 19% higher than the national average of $31,626 per year for communications graduates.

Average Salary for Communications Graduates from Schools in Nebraska  37,550
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75,200
Average Salary for Communications Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,626
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75,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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75,200

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Media Studies Grads in Nebraska

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Best Schools for Highly Paid Communications Graduates in Nebraska

#1

Creighton University

Omaha, NE

Creighton University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and media studies school. Located in the large city of Omaha, Creighton is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Nebraska at Omaha. Located in the city of Omaha, UNOMAHA is a public school with a large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in communications from the school is $37,200.

The average amount in student loans that communications majors at UNOMAHA take out while working on their bachelor's is $23,515. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $211, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Nebraska - Lincoln landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and media studies school. UNL is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lincoln. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in communications from the school is $34,600.

While working on their bachelor's, communications majors at UNL accumulate an average of around $19,539 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $205.

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#3

Hastings College

Hastings, NE

Our rankings recognize Hastings College as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Hastings is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Hastings.

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Nebraska Wesleyan University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Lincoln, NWU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

On average, communications graduates from NWU take out $20,525 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Bellevue University

Bellevue, NE

Bellevue University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Bellevue University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Bellevue.

After completing their bachelor's degree, communications graduates from Bellevue University carry an average student debtload of $21,628. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $196, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Wayne State College

Wayne, NE

Our rankings recognize Wayne State College as the #7 school in this year's rankings. WSC is a small public school located in the town of Wayne.

After completing their bachelor's degree, communications graduates from WSC carry an average student debtload of $22,103. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $243.

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Best Communication & Media Studies Colleges in the Plains States Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 217 1,002
Minnesota 210 959
Iowa 193 505
Kansas 175 428
South Dakota 142 129
North Dakota 141 134

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Relations & Advertising 269
Journalism 155
Communication & Journalism (Other) 56
Publishing 2

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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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