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2021 Highest Paid Journalism Graduates in South Dakota

25 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,100 Avg Salary
$25,000 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Journalism School for You

Highest Paid Journalism Graduates in South DakotaIn 2018-2019, 25 bachelor's degrees were awarded to journalism students who went to a South Dakota college or university. This makes it the #55 most popular major in the state. This means that of the 12,988 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.2% were from a college or university in the state. 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.

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

The average journalism major who graduates from a school in South Dakota earns about $28,100 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 29% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

The national average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in journalism is $29,851. That's about 6% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in South Dakota.

Average Salary for Journalism Graduates from Schools in South Dakota  28,100
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 South Dakota

The following colleges produce the highest paid journalism graduates.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Journalism Graduates in South Dakota

South Dakota State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Brookings, South Dakota State 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 $28,100.

The average amount in student loans that journalism majors at South Dakota State take out while working on their bachelor's is $24,104. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $259, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Augustana University

Sioux Falls, SD

Augustana University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Augustana Sioux Falls is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Sioux Falls.

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Best Journalism Colleges in the Plains States Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 217 595
Minnesota 210 370
Iowa 193 277
Kansas 175 362
Nebraska 174 155
North Dakota 141 11

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 129
Public Relations & Advertising 22

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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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