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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Louisiana

894 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,908 Avg Salary
$27,249 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in LouisianaIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 894 bachelor's degrees from a Louisiana school, making the subject the 9th in the state. This means that 0.9% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school 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 Louisiana ranking looked at 10 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.

Salaries of Communication & Journalism Majors After Graduation

After graduation, communication and journalism majors from schools in Louisiana earn an average salary of $26,908 per year. That's not so great, since it is 32% 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 14% more that the average salary of graduates from schools in Louisiana.

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in Louisiana  26,908
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Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Louisiana

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

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

Tulane University of Louisiana landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Tulane is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New Orleans.

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Our rankings recognize Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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McNeese State University

Lake Charles, LA

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to McNeese State University. McNeese is a medium-sized public school located in the small city of Lake Charles.

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Our rankings recognize University of Louisiana at Monroe as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the small city of Monroe, ULM is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

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Loyola University New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

Loyola University New Orleans comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. Loyola New Orleans is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of New Orleans.

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Southeastern Louisiana University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Southeastern is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Hammond.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Xavier University of Louisiana. Located in the city of New Orleans, XULA is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. UL Lafayette is a fairly large public school located in the city of Lafayette.

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Louisiana Tech University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. Located in the distant town of Ruston, Louisiana Tech is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Southern University and A & M College landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Located in the city of Baton Rouge, Southern University and A & M College is a public college with a medium-sized student population.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Southeast Region

Explore all the Best Communication & Journalism Schools 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
Kentucky 31 1,576
Arkansas 30 797

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 715
Public Relations & Advertising 122
Journalism 41
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 16

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 1,415
Psychology 1,313
Social Sciences 1,271
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 411
History 318

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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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