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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Washington

1,862 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,411 Avg Salary
$20,516 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in WashingtonIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 1,862 bachelor's degrees from a Washington school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.9% 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 Communication & Journalism list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Washington ranking analyzed 12 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in communication and 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.

How Much Do Communication & Journalism Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduating, communication and journalism majors that go to school in Washington go on to jobs making an average of $33,411 per year. Unfortunately, that is 16% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

If you compare this average salary to that of other schools, it's quite good. In fact, it is 7% higher than the national average of $31,358 per year for communication and journalism graduates.

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in Washington  33,411
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66,800
Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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66,800
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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66,800

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Washington

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid communication and journalism majors.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Washington

University of Washington - Bothell Campus earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Bothell, University of Washington - Bothell Campus is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Our rankings recognize University of Washington - Tacoma Campus as the #2 school in this year's rankings. University of Washington - Tacoma Campus is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Tacoma.

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Our rankings recognize University of Washington - Seattle Campus as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Seattle, UW Seattle is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Our rankings recognize Seattle Pacific University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. SPU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Seattle.

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Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

Gonzaga University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Spokane, Gonzaga is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Northwest University

Kirkland, WA

Northwest University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Kirkland, Northwest University is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize Washington State University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Wazzu is a fairly large public school located in the town of Pullman.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Central Washington University. Located in the town of Ellensburg, CWU is a public school with a large student population.

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Seattle University

Seattle, WA

Seattle University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Seattle, Seattle U is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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University of Puget Sound earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Puget Sound is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Tacoma.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 37 10,634
Hawaii 30 268
Oregon 30 1,312
Alaska 29 38
Nevada 29 397

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,194
Public Relations & Advertising 292
Journalism 228
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 142
Communication & Journalism (Other) 6

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 3,485
Psychology 2,377
Education 1,776
History 478
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 462

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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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