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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism (Other) Graduates

1,002 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,205 Avg Salary
$23,301 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Communication & Journalism (Other) School for You

Highest Paid Communication & Journalism (Other) GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 1,002 people earned their bachelor's in communication and journalism (other), making the major the #164 most popular in the United States. The other communications school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Highest Paid Other Communications Graduates.

This year's Highest Paid Communication & Journalism (Other) Graduates ranking looked at 18 colleges that offer a bachelor's in other communications.

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.

Salaries of Communication & Journalism (Other) Majors After Graduation

After graduating, communication and journalism (other) majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $32,205 per year. Unfortunately, that is 19% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Average Salary for Other Communications Graduates from Schools Nationwide  32,205
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism (Other) Grads in United States

The following colleges produce the highest paid other communications graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Other Communications Graduates

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public school with a fairly large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, other communications majors make an average salary of $42,100.

Other Communications majors at UMN Twin Cities take out an average of $17,239 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $170, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Marquette University. Located in the large city of Milwaukee, Marquette is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Other Communications majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $39,700.

While working on their bachelor's, other communications majors at Marquette accumulate an average of around $24,318 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $270.

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University of St Thomas Minnesota comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Saint Paul, UST MN is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, other communications majors make an average salary of $38,100.

While working on their bachelor's, other communications majors at UST MN accumulate an average of around $22,396 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $259, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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DeSales University

Center Valley, PA

DeSales University comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Located in the rural area of Center Valley, DeSales is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. Other Communications majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $37,000.

The average amount in student loans that other communications majors at DeSales take out while working on their bachelor's is $19,704. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $241, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, CA

California Lutheran University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism (other) school. Located in the medium-sized city of Thousand Oaks, CLU is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in other communications from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $36,900.

On average, other communications graduates from CLU take out $20,788 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $221.

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Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

Seton Hall University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of South Orange, Seton Hall is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, other communications majors make an average salary of $36,000.

After completing their bachelor's degree, other communications graduates from Seton Hall carry an average student debtload of $22,325. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $264, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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West Virginia University

Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Morgantown, WVU is a public college with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in other communications from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $35,300.

The average amount in student loans that other communications majors at WVU take out while working on their bachelor's is $20,437. 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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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Ohio State University - Main Campus. Ohio State is a fairly large public school located in the city of Columbus. Students who receive their bachelor's in other communications from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $34,500.

After completing their bachelor's degree, other communications graduates from Ohio State carry an average student debtload of $18,113. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $197.

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Pennsylvania State University - University Park landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism (other) school. Located in the city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public school with a very large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in other communications from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $33,500.

On average, other communications graduates from Penn State University Park take out $23,241 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $264, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Pennsylvania State University - World Campus landed the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism (other) school. Located in the rural area of University Park, Penn State World Campus is a public college with a fairly small student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in other communications from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $33,500.

Other Communications majors at Penn State World Campus take out an average of $23,241 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $264, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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

Majors Similar to Other Communications

Related Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 55,113
Public Relations & Advertising 16,785
Journalism 12,988
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 10,624
Publishing 37

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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 Josh Hallett.

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