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2021 Highest Paid Radio, Television & Digital Communication Graduates

10,624 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,456 Avg Salary
$23,192 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Radio, Television & Digital Communication GraduatesIn 2018-2019, 10,624 people earned their bachelor's in radio, television and digital communication, making the major the #50 most popular in the United States. The digital communication 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 Digital Communication Graduates.

For this year's Highest Paid Radio, Television & Digital Communication Graduates ranking, we looked at 101 colleges that offer a bachelor's in digital communication.

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 Radio, Television & Digital Communication Majors Make After Graduation?

The average radio, television and digital communication major who graduates from a school in the United States earns about $27,456 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 31% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Average Salary for Digital Communication Graduates from Schools Nationwide  27,456
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Radio, Television & Digital Communication Grads in United States

The following colleges produce the highest paid digital communication graduates.

Top 16 Best Schools for Highly Paid Digital Communication Graduates

Our rankings recognize Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Atlanta, Georgia Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in digital communication from the school is $57,600.

While working on their bachelor's, digital communication majors at Georgia Tech accumulate an average of around $22,737 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $240, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize Miami University - Oxford as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Miami of Ohio is a large public school located in the town of Oxford. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, digital communication majors make an average salary of $44,300.

While working on their bachelor's, digital communication majors at Miami of Ohio accumulate an average of around $21,488 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $246.

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New York University

New York, NY

New York University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. NYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New York. Digital Communication majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $42,600.

Digital Communication majors at NYU take out an average of $20,759 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $241.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Savannah College of Art and Design. SCAD is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Savannah. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, digital communication majors make an average salary of $41,800.

Digital Communication majors at SCAD take out an average of $25,549 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 $280.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Connecticut. UCONN is a very large public school located in the suburb of Storrs. Digital Communication majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $39,600.

After completing their bachelor's degree, digital communication graduates from UCONN carry an average student debtload of $19,864. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $220, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Saint Edward's University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Austin, St. Edward's University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Digital Communication majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $36,700.

While working on their bachelor's, digital communication majors at St. Edward's University accumulate an average of around $22,228 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $275.

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University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL

Our rankings recognize University of Miami as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Coral Gables, U Miami is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in digital communication from the school is $36,300.

While working on their bachelor's, digital communication majors at U Miami accumulate an average of around $16,938 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $192.

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#8

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, PA

Lebanon Valley College comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. LVC is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Annville. Students who receive their bachelor's in digital communication from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $35,500.

On average, digital communication graduates from LVC take out $24,729 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 $278.

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Montclair State University

Montclair, NJ

Montclair State University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid radio, television and digital communication school. Montclair State is a very large public school located in the suburb of Montclair. Students who receive their bachelor's in digital communication from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $35,400.

After completing their bachelor's degree, digital communication graduates from Montclair State carry an average student debtload of $22,751. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $259.

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University of South Carolina - Columbia comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Columbia, Carolina is a public school with a fairly large student population. Digital Communication majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $35,100.

After completing their bachelor's degree, digital communication graduates from Carolina carry an average student debtload of $21,088. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $259.

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University of Mississippi

University, MS

The #11 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Mississippi. Located in the remote town of University, Ole Miss is a public school with a very large student population. Digital Communication majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $35,100.

Digital Communication majors at Ole Miss take out an average of $21,958 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 $239.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute earned the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Troy, RPI is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

Digital Communication majors at RPI take out an average of $22,095 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree.

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Washington State University earned the #12 spot in our 2021 rankings. Wazzu is a very large public school located in the distant town of Pullman. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, digital communication majors make an average salary of $34,000.

After completing their bachelor's degree, digital communication graduates from Wazzu carry an average student debtload of $18,592. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $187.

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University of Georgia

Athens, GA

University of Georgia landed the #13 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid radio, television and digital communication school. Located in the medium-sized city of Athens, UGA is a public school with a fairly large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in digital communication from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $32,900.

While working on their bachelor's, digital communication majors at UGA accumulate an average of around $17,890 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $196, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Seton Hall University

South Orange, NJ

Our rankings recognize Seton Hall University as the #14 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of South Orange, Seton Hall is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, digital communication majors make an average salary of $32,700.

After completing their bachelor's degree, digital communication graduates from Seton Hall carry an average student debtload of $23,089. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $259.

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Hofstra University

Hempstead, NY

Hofstra University landed the #15 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid radio, television and digital communication school. Located in the large suburb of Hempstead, Hofstra is a private not-for-profit college with a large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in digital communication from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $32,200.

Digital Communication majors at Hofstra take out an average of $22,281 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 $270.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Digital Communication students seeking high pay that almost earned our Highest Paid Radio, Television & Digital Communication Graduates award.

Rank College Location
16 Boston University Boston, MA
17 Florida State University Tallahassee, FL
18 Ithaca College Ithaca, NY
19 Drake University Des Moines, IA
19 San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA
20 CUNY City College New York, NY
21 Cedarville University Cedarville, OH
21 St. Bonaventure University Saint Bonaventure, NY
22 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
22 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
23 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
24 University of Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, IA
25 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX

Radio, Television & Digital Communication by Region

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Radio, Television & Digital Communication is one of 5 different types of Communication & Journalism programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 55,113
Public Relations & Advertising 16,785
Journalism 12,988
Communication & Journalism (Other) 1,002
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.
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