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2020 Best Colleges for Communication & Media Studies in Hawaii

Communication & Media Studies is a popular major and Hawaii is the 39th most popular state for students studying this major. 271 of the 68,023 Communication & Media Studies diplomas earned last year were given by colleges in Hawaii. With so many options it can be a daunting task finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Communication & Media Studies in Hawaii ranking analyzed 2 colleges and universities that offer a bachelor's degree in communication and media studies. We look at over 20 factors to determine the top 0 schools for Communication & Media Studies students in Hawaii.

Choosing a Great Communication & Media Studies School

Best Colleges for Communication & Media Studies in Hawaii The communications program you select can have a big impact on your future. Important measures of a quality communications program can vary widely even among the top schools. When choosing a school we recommend considering some of the following factors:

A Great Overall School

A school that excels in educating for a particular major must be a great school overall as well. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Above Average Earnings After Graduation

A communication and media studies degree from schools on this list typically results in higher than average salaries after graduation. Recent communication and media studies graduates from Hawaii schools with a bachelors degree earned an average of $26,600 in 2017-2018.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How much a school focuses on Communication & Media Studies students vs. other majors.
  • Major Popularity - How many other communication and media studies students choose this school.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or a recognized communication and media studies related accrediting body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best colleges for Communication & Media Studies students in Hawaii.

Best Schools to Study Communication & Media Studies in Hawaii

The following list ranks the best colleges and universities in the U.S. for a Communication & Media Studies degree.

Best Communications Colleges in Hawaii

Master Highest Degree Type
8.2% Growth in Graduates
$30,100 Median Starting Salary

University of Hawaii at Manoa is a good decision for students pursuing a Communication & Media Studies degree. Located in the large city Honolulu, UHM is a public school with a large student population.

For those interested in pursuing a higher degree, UHM also offers a Master's Degree in communication and media studies. Graduates of the communications program report average early career wages of $30,100.


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Master Highest Degree Type

Any student who is interested in communication and media studies has to check out Hawaii Pacific University. Located in the city Honolulu, Hawaii Pacific University is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

In addition to its bachelor's programs, Hawaii Pacific University offers a Master's Degree in communication and media studies.


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Best Communication & Media Studies Colleges in the Far Western US Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 328 13,280
Washington 303 1,346
Oregon 266 513
Nevada 199 337
Alaska 146 15

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Relations & Advertising 19,507
Journalism 15,914
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 14,960
Communication & Journalism (Other) 1,920
Publishing 246

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Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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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