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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Ohio

3,878 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,215 Avg Salary
$26,039 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in OhioOut of the 34 majors we analyze each year, communication and journalism was ranked 7th in Ohio. In fact, 3,878 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 4.0% of all the communication and journalism bachelor's degrees in the country. 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 Ohio ranking analyzed 24 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Communication & Journalism Majors

The average communication and journalism major who graduates from a school in Ohio earns about $31,215 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 22% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

The national average salary for communication and journalism bachelor's degree holders is $31,358. That's pretty close to the average for students who get their degree from a school in Ohio.

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in Ohio  31,215
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62,400
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 Ohio

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 Ohio

Miami University - Oxford comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Miami of Ohio is a large public school located in the town of Oxford.

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#1

The College of Wooster

Wooster, OH

The College of Wooster earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Wooster College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Wooster.

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Franklin University

Columbus, OH

Franklin University earned the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Columbus, Franklin University is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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#3

University of Dayton

Dayton, OH

Our rankings recognize University of Dayton as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Dayton, U of Dayton is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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Ohio State University - Main Campus earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Ohio State is a very large public school located in the large city of Columbus.

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#5

Denison University

Granville, OH

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Denison University. Located in the suburb of Granville, Denison is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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John Carroll University

University Heights, OH

John Carroll University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. John Carroll is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of University Heights.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Cincinnati - Main Campus. Cincinnati is a very large public school located in the city of Cincinnati.

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Ohio Wesleyan University

Delaware, OH

Ohio Wesleyan University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. OWU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Delaware.

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Capital University

Columbus, OH

Capital University comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of Columbus, Capital is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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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
Illinois 34 3,692
Indiana 33 2,483
Wisconsin 31 1,839

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,976
Public Relations & Advertising 713
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 658
Journalism 484
Communication & Journalism (Other) 47

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 4,508
Education 4,322
Psychology 3,520
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 1,091
History 814

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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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