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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in North Carolina

3,586 Bachelor's Degrees
$27,648 Avg Salary
$23,793 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Communication & Journalism School for You

Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in North CarolinaCommunication & Journalism is one of the most popular subjects to study in North Carolina. With 3,586 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 6th out of all the majors we track. 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. 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 North Carolina ranking looked at 21 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

The average communication and journalism major who graduates from a school in North Carolina earns about $27,648 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 31% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Nationwide, students who earn a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism make more than those who graduate from schools in North Carolina. The national average salary is $31,358.

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in North Carolina  27,648
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55,200
Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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55,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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55,200

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in North Carolina

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 North Carolina

#1

Wake Forest University

Winston-Salem, NC

Our rankings recognize Wake Forest University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the midsize city of Winston-Salem, Wake Forest University is a private not-for-profit college with a medium-sized student population.

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Our rankings recognize Lenoir - Rhyne University as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Lenoir - Rhyne University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the small city of Hickory.

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Our rankings recognize North Carolina State University as the #3 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Raleigh, NC State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Located in the small city of Chapel Hill, UNC Chapel Hill is a public college with a very large student population.

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#5

Elon University

Elon, NC

Elon University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Elon is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the medium-sized suburb of Elon.

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Meredith College

Raleigh, NC

Our rankings recognize Meredith College as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Raleigh, Meredith is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Methodist University

Fayetteville, NC

Methodist University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Methodist is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of Fayetteville.

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University of North Carolina at Charlotte landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Located in the city of Charlotte, UNC Charlotte is a public college with a very large student population.

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East Carolina University

Greenville, NC

Our rankings recognize East Carolina University as the #9 school in this year's rankings. ECU is a very large public school located in the city of Greenville.

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Wingate University

Wingate, NC

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Wingate University. Located in the suburb of Wingate, Wingate is a private not-for-profit school with a small 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
Alabama 32 1,729
Tennessee 32 1,630
West Virginia 32 425
South Carolina 32 1,254
Louisiana 31 894
Kentucky 31 1,576
Arkansas 30 797

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 2,893
Public Relations & Advertising 418
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 153
Journalism 122

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 4,716
Psychology 3,623
Education 2,587
History 890
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 756

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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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