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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Virginia

2,020 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,205 Avg Salary
$26,699 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in VirginiaCommunication & Journalism is the #12 most popular major in Virginia with 2,020 bachelor's degrees awarded 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.

For this year's Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Virginia ranking, we looked at 15 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 Virginia earn an average salary of $32,205 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 19% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $31,358 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism.

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in Virginia  32,205
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64,400
Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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64,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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64,400

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Virginia

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

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

#1

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA

Our rankings recognize James Madison University as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Harrisonburg, JMU is a public college with a very large student population.

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Washington and Lee University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Washington and Lee is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Lexington.

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Marymount University

Arlington, VA

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Marymount University. Marymount is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Arlington.

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Longwood University

Farmville, VA

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Longwood University. Longwood is a small public school located in the town of Farmville.

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University of Richmond

University of Richmond, VA

University of Richmond landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. U of Richmond is a small private not-for-profit school located in the midsize city of University of Richmond.

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#6

Bridgewater College

Bridgewater, VA

Bridgewater College earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the suburb of Bridgewater, Bridgewater is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Virginia Commonwealth University earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. VCU is a very large public school located in the city of Richmond.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA

The #8 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech is a very large public school located in the city of Blacksburg.

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University of Lynchburg

Lynchburg, VA

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to University of Lynchburg. Lynchburg is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Lynchburg.

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#10

Hampton University

Hampton, VA

Our rankings recognize Hampton University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Hampton, Hampton is a private not-for-profit college with a small 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
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
Arkansas 30 797

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,652
Journalism 173
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 84
Public Relations & Advertising 69
Communication & Journalism (Other) 42

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 5,741
Psychology 4,221
Education 1,712
History 1,215
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 870

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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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