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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Connecticut

1,308 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,093 Avg Salary
$25,211 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in ConnecticutIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 1,308 bachelor's degrees from a Connecticut school, making the subject the 7th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.4% 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 Connecticut ranking, we looked at 10 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

The average communication and journalism major who graduates from a school in Connecticut earns about $34,093 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 14% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism is $31,358. This means that degree holders from schools in Connecticut make 9% more than their countrywide peers.

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in Connecticut  34,093
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Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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68,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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68,200

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Connecticut

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

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

#1

Fairfield University

Fairfield, CT

Fairfield University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Located in the suburb of Fairfield, Fairfield U is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Connecticut. Located in the large suburb of Storrs, UCONN is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, CT

Our rankings recognize Quinnipiac University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Quinnipiac is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Hamden.

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Our rankings recognize Western Connecticut State University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. WestConn is a moderately-sized public school located in the city of Danbury.

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#5

Sacred Heart University

Fairfield, CT

Our rankings recognize Sacred Heart University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the suburb of Fairfield, Sacred Heart is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Central Connecticut State University. CCSU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of New Britain.

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University of Hartford

West Hartford, CT

Our rankings recognize University of Hartford as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of West Hartford, Uhart is a private not-for-profit college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Southern Connecticut State University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. SCSU is a medium-sized public school located in the medium-sized city of New Haven.

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Eastern Connecticut State University landed the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. ECSU is a small public school located in the town of Willimantic.

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University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

Our rankings recognize University of Bridgeport as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Bridgeport, University of Bridgeport is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the New England Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Vermont 33 173
Maine 32 172
Rhode Island 32 548
Massachusetts 32 2,856
New Hampshire 31 739

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 924
Public Relations & Advertising 145
Journalism 134
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 100
Communication & Journalism (Other) 5

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,583
Psychology 1,907
Education 562
History 457
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 347

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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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