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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Wisconsin

1,839 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,323 Avg Salary
$24,740 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in WisconsinIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 1,839 bachelor's degrees from a Wisconsin school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.9% of all the communication and journalism bachelor's degrees in the country. 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 Wisconsin ranking, we looked at 16 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Communication & Journalism Majors

After graduating, communication and journalism majors that go to school in Wisconsin go on to jobs making an average of $33,323 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 16% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Looking at communication and journalism schools across the country, we see that the nationwide average salary for graduates in this field is $31,358. This means that graduates from schools in Wisconsin make 6% more than the national average.

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in Wisconsin  33,323
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66,600
Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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66,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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66,600

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Wisconsin

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

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

#1

Edgewood College

Madison, WI

Edgewood College landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Located in the city of Madison, Edgewood is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize University of Wisconsin - Madison as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Madison, Wisconsin is a public college with a very large student population.

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#3

Carroll University

Waukesha, WI

Carroll University comes in at #3 in this year's ranking. Carroll U is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Waukesha.

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#4

Alverno College

Milwaukee, WI

Our rankings recognize Alverno College as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Milwaukee, Alverno is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#5

Carthage College

Kenosha, WI

Carthage College earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize suburb of Kenosha, Carthage is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Milwaukee School of Engineering comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the large city of Milwaukee, MSOE is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI

Our rankings recognize Marquette University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Marquette is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Milwaukee.

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Mount Mary University

Milwaukee, WI

Mount Mary University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Mount Mary is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Milwaukee.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. UW - La Crosse is a large public school located in the city of La Crosse.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. UW - Whitewater is a fairly large public school located in the town of Whitewater.

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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
Michigan 37 3,290
Ohio 34 3,878
Illinois 34 3,692
Indiana 33 2,483

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,210
Journalism 299
Public Relations & Advertising 232
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 83
Communication & Journalism (Other) 15

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,857
Education 2,573
Psychology 2,087
History 526
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 338

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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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