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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Michigan

3,290 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,694 Avg Salary
$26,364 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in MichiganIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 3,290 bachelor's degrees from a Michigan school, making the subject the 6th in the state. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 0.0% were from a college or university in the state. The communication and journalism 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 Communication & Journalism Graduates.

For this year's Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Michigan ranking, we looked at 20 colleges that offer a bachelor's in communication and journalism.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after 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 Michigan earns about $31,694 per year during the early years of their career. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 20% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

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 Michigan  31,694
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Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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63,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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63,400

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Michigan

The following colleges produce the highest paid communication and journalism graduates.

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

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. U of Michigan is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Ann Arbor.

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Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Michigan State University. Michigan State is a fairly large public school located in the city of East Lansing.

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University of Detroit Mercy earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Detroit, UDM is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Andrews University. Located in the fringe town of Berrien Springs, Andrews is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Michigan Technological University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Michigan Tech is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Houghton.

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University of Michigan - Dearborn earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Dearborn, UM Dearborn is a public school with a moderately-sized student population.

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

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Oakland University

Rochester Hills, MI

Oakland University earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Rochester Hills, Oakland is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Albion College

Albion, MI

Albion College comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the town of Albion, Albion is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI

Western Michigan University earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Kalamazoo, WMU is a public college with a very large student population.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Ohio 34 3,878
Illinois 34 3,692
Indiana 33 2,483
Wisconsin 31 1,839

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,632
Public Relations & Advertising 1,118
Journalism 264
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 229
Communication & Journalism (Other) 44

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 3,642
Psychology 3,227
Education 2,643
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 706
History 492

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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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