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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Indiana

2,483 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,179 Avg Salary
$23,990 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in IndianaOut of the 33 majors we analyze each year, communication and journalism was ranked 7th in Indiana. In fact, 2,483 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.6% 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.

For this year's Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Indiana ranking, we looked at 17 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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?

The average communication and journalism major who graduates from a school in Indiana earns about $31,179 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 22% 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, the average salary for graduates with a communication and journalism degree is $31,358. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in Indiana  31,179
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Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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62,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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62,400

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Indiana

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 Indiana

#1

DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to DePauw University. DePauw is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of Greencastle.

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#2

Saint Mary's College

Notre Dame, IN

Our rankings recognize Saint Mary's College as the #2 school in this year's rankings. St. Mary's College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Notre Dame.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Anderson University Indiana. Located in the city of Anderson, Anderson University Indiana is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#3

Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Purdue University - Main Campus. Purdue is a very large public school located in the city of West Lafayette.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne. Located in the large city of Fort Wayne, Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne is a public school with a large student population.

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Manchester University

North Manchester, IN

Manchester University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Manchester University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of North Manchester.

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Indiana University - Southeast comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of New Albany, Indiana University - Southeast is a public school with a small student population.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Indiana University - Bloomington. Located in the city of Bloomington, IU Bloomington is a public school with a very large student population.

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Marian University

Indianapolis, IN

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Marian University. Marian is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Indianapolis.

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Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. IUPUI is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Indianapolis.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 37 3,290
Ohio 34 3,878
Illinois 34 3,692
Wisconsin 31 1,839

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,406
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 435
Journalism 356
Public Relations & Advertising 285
Communication & Journalism (Other) 1

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 2,896
Social Sciences 2,579
Psychology 2,500
History 463
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 363

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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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