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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Minnesota

1,470 Bachelor's Degrees
$34,753 Avg Salary
$23,661 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in MinnesotaIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 1,470 bachelor's degrees from a Minnesota school, making the subject the 9th in the state. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 1.5% 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 Minnesota ranking, we looked at 16 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 graduating, communication and journalism majors that go to school in Minnesota go on to jobs making an average of $34,753 per year. That's not so great, since it is 13% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism is $31,358. This means that degree holders from schools in Minnesota make 11% more than their countrywide peers.

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in Minnesota  34,753
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Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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69,600
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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69,600

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Minnesota

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

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

Metropolitan State University comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Metropolitan State University is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Saint Paul.

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Our rankings recognize University of Minnesota - Twin Cities as the #2 school in this year's rankings. UMN Twin Cities is a very large public school located in the large city of Minneapolis.

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University of St Thomas Minnesota landed the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. UST MN is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Paul.

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Gustavus Adolphus College

Saint Peter, MN

Gustavus Adolphus College landed the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Gustavus Adolphus is a small private not-for-profit school located in the fringe town of Saint Peter.

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Minnesota State University - Mankato earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Minnesota State University - Mankato is a fairly large public school located in the small city of Mankato.

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Saint Mary's University of Minnesota earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the distant town of Winona, SMU MN is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Walden University. Located in the city of Minneapolis, Walden University is a private for-profit school with a very large student population.

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North Central University

Minneapolis, MN

North Central University comes in at #7 in this year's ranking. North Central University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

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Winona State University landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Located in the distant town of Winona, Winona State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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St Catherine University

Saint Paul, MN

St Catherine University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Located in the city of Saint Paul, St. Kate's is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Plains States Region

Explore all the Best Communication & Journalism Schools in the Plains States Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Missouri 35 1,965
Kansas 32 910
South Dakota 32 176
Iowa 31 1,157
Nebraska 31 665
North Dakota 30 201

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 959
Journalism 370
Communication & Journalism (Other) 54
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 47
Public Relations & Advertising 40

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 2,695
Psychology 2,578
Education 2,494
History 345
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 271

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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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