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2021 Best Colleges for Communication & Media Studies in Nevada

Communication & Media Studies is a popular major and Nevada is the 38th most popular state for students studying this major. 292 of the 66,279 Communication & Media Studies degrees awarded last year were given by colleges in Nevada. With so many options it can be a challenge finding the best fit for you. This year's Best Colleges for Communication & Media Studies in Nevada 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 15% of schools for Communication & Media Studies students in Nevada.

Choosing a Great Communication & Media Studies School

Best Colleges for Communication & Media Studies in Nevada 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. To make it into this list a school must excel in the following areas.

Overall Quality is a Must

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.

Better Early and Mid Career Salaries

A communication and media studies degree from colleges on this list usually translates into higher than average income following graduation. Recent communication and media studies graduates from Nevada colleges with a bachelors degree earned an average of $32,967 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 schools for Communication & Media Studies students in Nevada.

Best Schools to Study Communication & Media Studies in Nevada

Learn about the top ranked colleges and universities for communication and media studies majors.

Best Communications Colleges in Nevada

Every student who is interested in communication and media studies needs to take a look at University of Nevada - Reno. Located in the city Reno, UNR is a public college with a very large student population.

Students who graduate from the communications program make about $31,000 in their early career salary.

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It's difficult to beat University of Nevada - Las Vegas if you wish to study communication and media studies. Located in the city Las Vegas, UNLV is a public college with a very large student population.

Graduates of the communications program make an average of $32,900 in the first couple years of their career.

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

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 316 12,702
Washington 293 1,277
Oregon 252 455
Hawaii 162 264
Alaska 120 14

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Journalism 160

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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. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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