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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Colorado

1,791 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,079 Avg Salary
$24,372 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in ColoradoIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 1,791 bachelor's degrees from a Colorado school, making the subject the 8th in the state. This means that of the 96,549 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 1.9% 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 Colorado ranking looked at 14 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?

After graduating, communication and journalism majors that go to school in Colorado go on to jobs making an average of $32,079 per year. Unfortunately, that is 19% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

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 Colorado  32,079
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64,200
Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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64,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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64,200

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Colorado

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

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

University of Colorado Boulder earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. CU - Boulder is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Boulder.

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Regis University

Denver, CO

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Regis University. Regis U is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Denver.

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University of Denver

Denver, CO

University of Denver earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Denver, U of Denver is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. CU Anschutz is a very large public school located in the city of Denver.

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Our rankings recognize University of Colorado at Colorado Springs as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Colorado Springs, UCCS is a public college with a large student population.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Metropolitan State University of Denver. Located in the large city of Denver, MSU Denver is a public school with a very large student population.

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University of Northern Colorado earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Greeley, University of Northern Colorado is a public school with a large student population.

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Our rankings recognize Colorado State University - Fort Collins as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Fort Collins, Colorado State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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Our rankings recognize Western Colorado University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. Western is a small public school located in the town of Gunnison.

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Colorado State University - Pueblo comes in at #10 in this year's ranking. Located in the midsize city of Pueblo, Colorado State University - Pueblo is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region

Explore all the Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Area or other specific states within that region.

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

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,101
Public Relations & Advertising 421
Journalism 269

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,969
Psychology 2,097
Education 733
History 470
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 395

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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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