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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Utah

1,291 Bachelor's Degrees
$33,080 Avg Salary
$17,687 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Communication & Journalism School for You

Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in UtahIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 1,291 bachelor's degrees from a Utah school, making the subject the 10th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.3% of all the communication and journalism bachelor's degrees in the country. 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 Utah ranking looked at 8 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

After graduating, communication and journalism majors that go to school in Utah go on to jobs making an average of $33,080 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 17% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Looking at communication and journalism schools across the country, we see that the nationwide average salary for graduates in this field is $31,358. This means that graduates from schools in Utah make 5% more than the national average.

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in Utah  33,080
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66,200
Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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66,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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66,200

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Utah

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid communication and journalism majors.

Best Schools for Highly Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Utah

Brigham Young University - Provo earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. BYU is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Provo.

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Utah. Located in the midsize city of Salt Lake City, U of U is a public college with a very large student population.

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The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Utah State University. USU is a fairly large public school located in the city of Logan.

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Westminster College Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

Westminster College Utah comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Westminster College Salt Lake is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Salt Lake City.

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Our rankings recognize Weber State University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Ogden, WSU is a public college with a fairly large 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
Colorado 34 1,791
Idaho 34 622
Montana 31 145
Wyoming 25 60

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 922
Public Relations & Advertising 214
Journalism 139
Publishing 10
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 3

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 4,534
Social Sciences 2,002
Psychology 1,406
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 950
History 263

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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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