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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Missouri

1,965 Bachelor's Degrees
$32,122 Avg Salary
$25,612 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in MissouriCommunication & Journalism is one of the most popular subjects to study in Missouri. With 1,965 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, it ranked 7th out of all the majors we track. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 2.0% 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 Missouri ranking, we 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.

How Much Do Communication & Journalism Majors Make After Graduation?

The average communication and journalism major who graduates from a school in Missouri earns about $32,122 per year during the early years of their career. Unfortunately, that is 19% less than the average salary of a typical college graduate. However, graduates from the schools below may make more than this.

Nationwide, the average salary for graduates with a communication and journalism degree is $31,358. So, there's not much difference on that front.

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in Missouri  32,122
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Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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64,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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64,200

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Missouri

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

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

University of Missouri - Columbia earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Columbia, Mizzou is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Washington University in St Louis comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. WUSTL is a large private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Saint Louis.

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University of Missouri - Kansas City comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. UMKC is a fairly large public school located in the city of Kansas City.

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Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Saint Louis University. SLU is a large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Saint Louis.

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Truman State University

Kirksville, MO

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Truman State University. Located in the remote town of Kirksville, Truman State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

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Evangel University

Springfield, MO

Our rankings recognize Evangel University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Evangel is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Springfield.

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Rockhurst University

Kansas City, MO

Our rankings recognize Rockhurst University as the #5 school in this year's rankings. Rockhurst is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Kansas City.

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Southeast Missouri State University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Located in the city of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri State University is a public school with a large student population.

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Webster University

Saint Louis, MO

Webster University earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the large suburb of Saint Louis, Webster is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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William Jewell College

Liberty, MO

Our rankings recognize William Jewell College as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Liberty, William Jewell is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly small student population.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Plains States Region

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

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Minnesota 34 1,470
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 1,002
Journalism 595
Public Relations & Advertising 303
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 56
Communication & Journalism (Other) 9

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Majors Similar to Communication & Journalism

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 2,751
Psychology 2,534
Social Sciences 1,917
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 640
History 448

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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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