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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Massachusetts

2,856 Bachelor's Degrees
$35,026 Avg Salary
$24,852 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in MassachusettsCommunication & Journalism is one of the most popular subjects to study in Massachusetts. With 2,856 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 9th out of all the majors we track. 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. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Massachusetts ranking looked at 22 colleges that offer a bachelor's 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.

How Much Do Communication & Journalism Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, communication and journalism majors from schools in Massachusetts earn an average salary of $35,026 per year. Unfortunately, that is 12% 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 Massachusetts make 12% more than their countrywide peers.

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in Massachusetts  35,026
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70,000
Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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70,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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70,000

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Massachusetts

Learn more about the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid communication and journalism graduates.

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

#1

Boston University

Boston, MA

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Boston University. Boston U is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Boston.

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Boston College

Chestnut Hill, MA

Our rankings recognize Boston College as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Chestnut Hill, Boston College is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#3

Stonehill College

Easton, MA

Stonehill College earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Stonehill is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Easton.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Massachusetts Amherst. UMass Amherst is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Amherst.

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Northeastern University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Boston, Northeastern is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#6

Merrimack College

North Andover, MA

Our rankings recognize Merrimack College as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of North Andover, Merrimack is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

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#7

Assumption University

Worcester, MA

Our rankings recognize Assumption University as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Assumption is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Worcester.

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#8

Simmons University

Boston, MA

Simmons University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Located in the city of Boston, Simmons is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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#9

Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

Worcester State University earned the #9 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Worcester, Worcester State is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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#10

Western New England University

Springfield, MA

Our rankings recognize Western New England University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Springfield, Western New England is a private not-for-profit school with a small 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
New Hampshire 31 739
Connecticut 31 1,308

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 2,001
Journalism 375
Public Relations & Advertising 227
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 214
Communication & Journalism (Other) 39

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 7,339
Psychology 4,579
Education 1,818
History 1,231
Area, Ethnic, Culture, & Gender Studies 672

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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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