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2021 Highest Paid Journalism Graduates in Massachusetts

375 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,500 Avg Salary
$23,627 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Journalism Graduates in MassachusettsIn 2018-2019, 375 bachelor's degrees were awarded to journalism students who went to a Massachusetts college or university. This makes it the #49 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.9% of all the journalism 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 Journalism list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Journalism Graduates in Massachusetts ranking analyzed 4 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in journalism.

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.

Salaries of Journalism Majors After Graduation

After graduating, journalism majors that go to school in Massachusetts go on to jobs making an average of $35,500 per year. Unfortunately, that is 11% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in journalism is $29,851. This means that degree holders from schools in Massachusetts make 19% more than their countrywide peers.

Average Salary for Journalism Graduates from Schools in Massachusetts  35,500
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Average Salary for Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  29,851
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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71,000

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2021 Highest Paid Journalism Grads in Massachusetts

The following colleges produce the highest paid journalism graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Journalism Graduates in Massachusetts

Northeastern University landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid journalism school. Northeastern is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, journalism majors make an average salary of $41,600.

The average amount in student loans that journalism majors at Northeastern take out while working on their bachelor's is $22,385. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $227, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Emerson College

Boston, MA

Emerson College earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Emerson is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Boston. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, journalism majors make an average salary of $33,900.

The average amount in student loans that journalism majors at Emerson take out while working on their bachelor's is $22,478. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $241.

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#3

Boston University

Boston, MA

Boston University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Boston, Boston U is a private not-for-profit school with a very large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in journalism from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $33,500.

While working on their bachelor's, journalism majors at Boston U accumulate an average of around $21,791 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $254.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Amherst, UMass Amherst is a public college with a fairly large student population. Journalism majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $33,000.

Journalism majors at UMass Amherst take out an average of $22,479 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $258, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Salem State University. Salem State is a medium-sized public school located in the suburb of Salem.

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Suffolk University

Boston, MA

Suffolk University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Boston, Suffolk is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

Journalism majors at Suffolk take out an average of $24,993 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Best Journalism Colleges in the New England Region

Explore all the Best Journalism Colleges in the New England Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Connecticut 176 134
Rhode Island 156 34
New Hampshire 153 5
Maine 152 13
Vermont 148 2

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

Majors Similar to Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 2,001
Public Relations & Advertising 227
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 214
Communication & Journalism (Other) 39

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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 Jfurrer.

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