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2021 Highest Paid Radio, Television & Digital Communication Graduates in California

1,367 Bachelor's Degrees
$25,600 Avg Salary
$18,678 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Radio, Television & Digital Communication Graduates in CaliforniaIn 2018-2019, 1,367 bachelor's degrees were awarded to radio, television and digital communication students who went to a California college or university. This makes it the #41 most popular major in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 12.9% of all the digital communication bachelor's degrees in the country. 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.

This year's Highest Paid Radio, Television & Digital Communication Graduates in California ranking looked at 10 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.

Salaries of Radio, Television & Digital Communication Majors After Graduation

After graduating, radio, television and digital communication majors that go to school in California go on to jobs making an average of $25,600 per year. That's not so great, since it is 36% 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 digital communication make more than those who graduate from schools in California. The national average salary is $27,456.

Average Salary for Digital Communication Graduates from Schools in California  25,600
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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 California

The following colleges produce the highest paid digital communication graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Digital Communication Graduates in California

#1

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco State University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of San Francisco, SFSU is a public college 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 $31,400.

After completing their bachelor's degree, digital communication graduates from SFSU carry an average student debtload of $18,729. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $187.

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San Jose State University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. San Jose State is a very large public school located in the city of San Jose. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in digital communication from the school is $30,900.

While working on their bachelor's, digital communication majors at San Jose State accumulate an average of around $16,481 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $135, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#3

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA

Our rankings recognize Pepperdine University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Pepperdine is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Malibu. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in digital communication from the school is $28,900.

The average amount in student loans that digital communication majors at Pepperdine take out while working on their bachelor's is $24,829. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $258.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Monterey Bay as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the medium-sized suburb of Seaside, California State University - Monterey Bay is a public college with a medium-sized student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in digital communication from the school is $27,300.

The average amount in student loans that digital communication majors at California State University - Monterey Bay take out while working on their bachelor's is $18,365. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $192.

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The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - Fullerton. Cal State Fullerton is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Fullerton. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, digital communication majors make an average salary of $26,100.

On average, digital communication graduates from Cal State Fullerton take out $17,415 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $180, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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California State University - Northridge comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. California State University - Northridge is a fairly large public school located in the city of Northridge. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, digital communication majors make an average salary of $25,700.

While working on their bachelor's, digital communication majors at California State University - Northridge accumulate an average of around $15,883 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $156, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Our rankings recognize California State University - Long Beach as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Long Beach, Cal State Long Beach is a public school with a very large student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, digital communication majors make an average salary of $22,200.

Digital Communication majors at Cal State Long Beach take out an average of $17,590 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $164, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Vanguard University of Southern California landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid radio, television and digital communication school. Vanguard is a small private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Costa Mesa. Students who receive their bachelor's in digital communication from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $25,500.

After completing their bachelor's degree, digital communication graduates from Vanguard carry an average student debtload of $18,890. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $230.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - Dominguez Hills. California State University - Dominguez Hills is a fairly large public school located in the city of Carson. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, digital communication majors make an average salary of $23,700.

Digital Communication majors at California State University - Dominguez Hills take out an average of $15,967 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $156, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to California State University - Los Angeles. California State University - Los Angeles is a very large public school located in the large city of Los Angeles. Students who receive their bachelor's in digital communication from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $21,100.

Digital Communication majors at California State University - Los Angeles take out an average of $17,167 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 $163.

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Best Radio, Television & Digital Communication Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Radio, Television & Digital Communication Schools in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Washington 229 142
Oregon 178 124
Hawaii 115 10

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

Majors Similar to Digital Communication

Related Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 7,572
Journalism 1,091
Public Relations & Advertising 549
Communication & Journalism (Other) 54
Publishing 1

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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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