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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Kentucky

1,576 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,979 Avg Salary
$25,415 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in KentuckyOut of the 31 majors we analyze each year, communication and journalism was ranked 4th in Kentucky. In fact, 1,576 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.6% of all the communication and journalism bachelor's degrees in the country. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

This year's Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Kentucky ranking looked at 13 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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Communication & Journalism Majors

After graduation, communication and journalism majors from schools in Kentucky earn an average salary of $27,979 per year. That's not so great, since it is 30% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

On a nationwide level, communication and journalism majors with a bachelor's degree earn an average salary of $31,358. That's 11% more than salaries for students who graduate from schools in Kentucky.

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in Kentucky  27,979
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Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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56,000
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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56,000

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Kentucky

The highest paid communication and journalism majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

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

#1

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, KY

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Northern Kentucky University. NKU is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Highland Heights.

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Thomas More College

Crestview Hills, KY

Thomas More College earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Crestview Hills, TMC is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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#2

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. UK is a very large public school located in the large city of Lexington.

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#3

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

University of Louisville landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Located in the large city of Louisville, U of L is a public school with a very large student population.

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Murray State University landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Murray State is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Murray.

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#5

Spalding University

Louisville, KY

Spalding University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Spalding is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Louisville.

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Bellarmine University

Louisville, KY

The #5 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Bellarmine University. Located in the city of Louisville, Bellarmine U is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

Western Kentucky University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. WKU is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Bowling Green.

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Morehead State University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Morehead State University is a medium-sized public school located in the town of Morehead.

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#7

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, KY

Our rankings recognize University of the Cumberlands as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Cumberland College is a large private not-for-profit school located in the town of Williamsburg.

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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
West Virginia 32 425
Tennessee 32 1,630
North Carolina 32 3,586
South Carolina 32 1,254
Alabama 32 1,729
Louisiana 31 894
Arkansas 30 797

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 791
Public Relations & Advertising 448
Journalism 208
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 129

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 1,884
Psychology 1,407
Social Sciences 1,238
History 346
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 333

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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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