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2021 Highest Paid Journalism Graduates in Oklahoma

316 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,950 Avg Salary
$20,932 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Journalism Graduates in OklahomaJournalism is the #17 most popular major in Oklahoma with 316 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that 2.4% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. 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.

For this year's Highest Paid Journalism Graduates in Oklahoma ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in journalism.

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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Journalism Majors

The average journalism major who graduates from a school in Oklahoma earns about $29,950 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 25% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $29,851 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in journalism.

Average Salary for Journalism Graduates from Schools in Oklahoma  29,950
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60,000
Average Salary for Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  29,851
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60,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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60,000

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2021 Highest Paid Journalism Grads in Oklahoma

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 Oklahoma

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize suburb of Norman, University of Oklahoma is a public school with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in journalism from the school is $33,000.

While working on their bachelor's, journalism majors at University of Oklahoma accumulate an average of around $19,371 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $202, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Oklahoma State University - Main Campus. Oklahoma State is a fairly large public school located in the distant town of Stillwater.

The average amount in student loans that journalism majors at Oklahoma State take out while working on their bachelor's is $22,441. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $223.

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University of Central Oklahoma earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. UCO is a large public school located in the large suburb of Edmond. Journalism majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $26,900.

Journalism majors at UCO take out an average of $19,412 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $197.

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Oklahoma City University

Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma City University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. OCU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Oklahoma City.

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Our rankings recognize Oklahoma Christian University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. OC is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Edmond.

After completing their bachelor's degree, journalism graduates from OC carry an average student debtload of $19,057.

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Langston University

Langston, OK

Langston University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the rural area of Langston, Langston University is a public school with a small student population.

Journalism majors at Langston University take out an average of $28,151 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Our rankings recognize Oklahoma Baptist University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the town of Shawnee, OBU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Best Journalism Colleges in the Southwest Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Texas 229 802
Arizona 187 367
New Mexico 141 99

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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Public Relations & Advertising 367
Communication & Media Studies 303
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 34
Communication & Journalism (Other) 7

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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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