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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Pennsylvania

4,603 Bachelor's Degrees
$30,820 Avg Salary
$26,390 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in PennsylvaniaOut of the 37 majors we analyze each year, communication and journalism was ranked 8th in Pennsylvania. In fact, 4,603 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 4.8% 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.

This year's Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Pennsylvania ranking looked at 56 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 Pennsylvania earns about $30,820 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 23% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $31,358 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism.

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in Pennsylvania  30,820
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61,600
Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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61,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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61,600

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Pennsylvania

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

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

#1

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA

University of Pennsylvania landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Located in the large city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#2

Villanova University

Villanova, PA

Our rankings recognize Villanova University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Villanova, Villanova is a private not-for-profit school with a large student population.

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#3

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA

Drexel University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Drexel is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Philadelphia.

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Our rankings recognize Pennsylvania State University - World Campus as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Penn State World Campus is a small public school located in the rural area of University Park.

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#5

DeSales University

Center Valley, PA

DeSales University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. DeSales is a small private not-for-profit school located in the rural area of Center Valley.

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#5

Lehigh University

Bethlehem, PA

Lehigh University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Located in the city of Bethlehem, Lehigh is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Our rankings recognize Pennsylvania State University - University Park as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Penn State University Park is a fairly large public school located in the small city of University Park.

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#7

Susquehanna University

Selinsgrove, PA

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Susquehanna University. Located in the town of Selinsgrove, Susquehanna is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#7

Lebanon Valley College

Annville, PA

Lebanon Valley College earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small suburb of Annville, LVC is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#8

Elizabethtown College

Elizabethtown, PA

Elizabethtown College comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. E - town is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Elizabethtown.

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Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for in Pennsylvania Communication & Journalism students seeking high pay that almost earned our Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Pennsylvania award.

Rank College Location
9 Saint Joseph’s University Philadelphia, PA
10 Albright College Reading, PA
11 Muhlenberg College Allentown, PA
12 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania Bloomsburg, PA
13 University of Scranton Scranton, PA
13 Holy Family University Philadelphia, PA
14 Widener University Chester, PA
14 Saint Vincent College Latrobe, PA

Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
New York 37 7,564
New Jersey 33 2,116
Maryland 33 1,617
Delaware 30 245
District of Columbia 28 604

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 2,286
Public Relations & Advertising 1,055
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 591
Journalism 572
Communication & Journalism (Other) 89

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 7,068
Psychology 5,106
Education 3,877
History 1,186
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 485

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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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