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2021 Highest Paid Journalism Graduates in Montana

58 Bachelor's Degrees
$22,900 Avg Salary
$24,250 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Journalism School for You

Highest Paid Journalism Graduates in MontanaIn 2018-2019, 58 bachelor's degrees were awarded to journalism students who went to a Montana college or university. This makes it the #33 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.4% of all the journalism bachelor's degrees in the country. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Journalism Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

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.

How Much Do Journalism Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduating, journalism majors that go to school in Montana go on to jobs making an average of $22,900 per year. That's not so great, since it is 42% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Nationwide, students who earn a bachelor's degree in journalism make more than those who graduate from schools in Montana. The national average salary is $29,851.

Average Salary for Journalism Graduates from Schools in Montana  22,900
Average Salary for Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  29,851
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802

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2021 Highest Paid Journalism Grads in Montana

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid journalism majors.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Journalism Graduates in Montana

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to The University of Montana. Located in the city of Missoula, University of Montana is a public school with a fairly large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in journalism from the school is $22,900.

After completing their bachelor's degree, journalism graduates from University of Montana carry an average student debtload of $22,222. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $252, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Best Journalism Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

Explore all the Best Journalism Schools in the Rocky Mountains Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Utah 189 139
Colorado 186 269
Idaho 167 16
Wyoming 69 14

One of 5 majors within the Communication & Journalism area of study, Journalism has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 74
Public Relations & Advertising 13

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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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