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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region

3,909 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,759 Avg Salary
$22,690 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in the Rocky Mountains Region In 2018-2019, 96,549 communication and journalism students received their bachelor's degree, making the major the #7 most popular in the country. Out of all those awarded degrees, 3,909 went to undergraduates in the Rocky Mountains region of the United States. 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 the Rocky Mountains Region ranking looked at 28 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Communication & Journalism Majors

The average communication and journalism major who graduates from a school in the Rocky Mountains Region earns about $31,759 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 20% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

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 the Rocky Mountains Region .

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in the Rocky Mountains Region  31,759
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Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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63,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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63,600

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Rocky Mountains

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 the Rocky Mountains Region

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Colorado Boulder. Located in the city of Boulder, CU - Boulder is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Brigham Young University - Provo landed the #2 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. BYU is a very large private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized city of Provo.

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#3

Regis University

Denver, CO

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Regis University. Located in the city of Denver, Regis U is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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University of Denver

Denver, CO

University of Denver landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. U of Denver is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Denver.

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University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large city of Denver, CU Anschutz is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#6

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

Our rankings recognize University of Utah as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public school with a very large student population.

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University of Wyoming

Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Laramie, U of Wyoming is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. UCCS is a large public school located in the large city of Colorado Springs.

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The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Metropolitan State University of Denver. MSU Denver is a fairly large public school located in the city of Denver.

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University of Northern Colorado earned the #10 spot in our 2021 rankings. University of Northern Colorado is a fairly large public school located in the medium-sized city of Greeley.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges by State

Explore the best communication and journalism schools for a specific state in this the Rocky Mountains region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Colorado 34 1,791
Idaho 34 622
Utah 33 1,291
Montana 31 145
Wyoming 25 60

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 2,638
Public Relations & Advertising 738
Journalism 496
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 24
Publishing 10

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 6,783
Social Sciences 6,018
Psychology 4,468
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 2,068
History 992

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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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