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2021 Highest Paid Graphic Communications Graduates in the Far Western US Region

562 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,619 Avg Salary
$34,083 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Graphic Communications School for You

Highest Paid Graphic Communications Graduates in the Far Western US RegionGraphic Communications is the #109 most popular major in the country with 2,944 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Of those degrees, 562 went to students in the Far Western US region of the United States. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Graphic Communication Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

For this year's Highest Paid Graphic Communications Graduates in the Far Western US Region ranking, we looked at 8 colleges that offer a bachelor's in graphic communication.

In this ranking, we use early career salaries - salaries 10 years from when 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 Graphic Communications Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, graphic communications majors from schools in the Far Western US Region earn an average salary of $31,619 per year. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 21% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

Looking at graphic communication schools across the country, we see that the nationwide average salary for graduates in this field is $28,632. This means that graduates from schools in the Far Western US Region make 10% more than the national average.

Average Salary for Graphic Communication Graduates from Schools in the Far Western US Region  31,619
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Average Salary for Graphic Communication Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,632
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63,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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63,200

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2021 Highest Paid Graphic Communications Grads in the Far Western US Region

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Best Schools for Highly Paid Graphic Communication Graduates in the Far Western US Region

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo earned the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public school located in the small suburb of San Luis Obispo. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, graphic communication majors make an average salary of $50,100.

On average, graphic communication graduates from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo take out $16,971 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $171.

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#2

SAE Expression College

Emeryville, CA

Our rankings recognize SAE Expression College as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large suburb of Emeryville, SAE Expression College is a private for-profit college with a small student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, graphic communication majors make an average salary of $35,900.

While working on their bachelor's, graphic communication majors at SAE Expression College accumulate an average of around $34,209 in student debt. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $337.

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#3

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

Academy of Art University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of San Francisco, Academy of Art University is a private for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, graphic communication majors make an average salary of $27,800.

While working on their bachelor's, graphic communication majors at Academy of Art University accumulate an average of around $39,442 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $387.

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California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

California College of the Arts earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of San Francisco, California College of the Arts is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, graphic communication majors make an average salary of $27,800.

Graphic Communication majors at California College of the Arts take out an average of $27,251 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA

Loyola Marymount University earned the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, graphic communication majors make an average salary of $27,800.

After completing their bachelor's degree, graphic communication graduates from Loyola Marymount carry an average student debtload of $26,270.

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DigiPen Institute of Technology earned the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Redmond, Digipen is a private for-profit school with a small student population. Graphic Communication majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $26,000.

While working on their bachelor's, graphic communication majors at Digipen accumulate an average of around $30,412 in student debt. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $280, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#7

Cogswell College

San Jose, CA

Our rankings recognize Cogswell College as the #7 school in this year's rankings. Cogswell is a fairly small private for-profit school located in the large city of San Jose. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in graphic communication from the school is $25,500.

After completing their bachelor's degree, graphic communication graduates from Cogswell carry an average student debtload of $29,832. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $313.

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University of Hawaii at Manoa comes in at #8 in this year's ranking. UHM is a large public school located in the city of Honolulu. Graphic Communication majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $21,800.

Graphic Communication majors at UHM take out an average of $19,454 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $198.

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Best Graphic Communications Colleges by State

Explore the best graphic communications schools for a specific state in the Far Western US region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 254 448
Washington 229 74
Oregon 178 3
Hawaii 115 35

Graphic Communications is one of 3 different types of Communications Technologies & Support programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Audiovisual Communications 66

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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 Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction.

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