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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Arkansas

797 Bachelor's Degrees
$29,236 Avg Salary
$25,915 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in ArkansasOut of the 30 majors we analyze each year, communication and journalism was ranked 8th in Arkansas. In fact, 797 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.0% 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.

This year's Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Arkansas ranking analyzed 6 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree 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

After graduating, communication and journalism majors that go to school in Arkansas go on to jobs making an average of $29,236 per year. That's not so great, since it is 27% 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 graduates with a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism is $31,358. That's about 7% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in Arkansas.

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in Arkansas  29,236
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Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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58,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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58,400

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Arkansas

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

Best Schools for Highly Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Arkansas

#1

Harding University

Searcy, AR

Harding University earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Harding is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Searcy.

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University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, AR

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Arkansas. UARK is a fairly large public school located in the city of Fayetteville.

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#3

Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, AR

Henderson State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Arkadelphia, Henderson State University is a public college with a small student population.

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Arkansas Tech University

Russellville, AR

Our rankings recognize Arkansas Tech University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. ATU is a large public school located in the remote town of Russellville.

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Our rankings recognize Arkansas State University - Main Campus as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Jonesboro, Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a public school with a large student population.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Central Arkansas. University of Central Arkansas is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Conway.

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John Brown University

Siloam Springs, AR

John Brown University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the town of Siloam Springs, JBU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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University of Arkansas at Little Rock earned the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the midsize city of Little Rock, UA Little Rock is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Southeast Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Mississippi 34 778
Florida 34 5,356
Virginia 34 2,014
Georgia 33 2,936
North Carolina 32 3,586
Alabama 32 1,729
Tennessee 32 1,630
West Virginia 32 425
South Carolina 32 1,254
Louisiana 31 894
Kentucky 31 1,576

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 358
Journalism 277
Public Relations & Advertising 120
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 42

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 1,199
Psychology 855
Social Sciences 838
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 392
History 276

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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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