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2021 Highest Paid Communication Sciences Graduates

11,326 Bachelor's Degrees
$26,249 Avg Salary
$20,593 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication Sciences GraduatesCommunication Sciences is the #45 most popular major in the country with 11,326 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Communication Sciences Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Communication Sciences Graduates ranking analyzed 68 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in communication sciences.

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.

Comparing Average Salaries of Communication Sciences Majors

After graduating, communication sciences majors that go to school in the United States go on to jobs making an average of $26,249 per year. That's not so great, since it is 34% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

Average Salary for Communication Sciences Graduates from Schools Nationwide  26,249
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National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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2021 Highest Paid Communication Sciences Grads in United States

Learn more about the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid communication sciences graduates.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Communication Sciences Graduates

Our rankings recognize Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College as the #1 school in this year's rankings. Louisiana State University is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Baton Rouge. Communication Sciences majors who obtain their bachelor's from the school make an average salary of $44,700.

While working on their bachelor's, communication sciences majors at Louisiana State University accumulate an average of around $18,454 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $207.

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California Baptist University comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. Cal Baptist is a fairly large private not-for-profit school located in the city of Riverside. Upon graduating with a bachelor's degree, communication sciences majors make an average salary of $39,600.

After completing their bachelor's degree, communication sciences graduates from Cal Baptist carry an average student debtload of $24,148. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $270.

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Stephen F Austin State University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. SFASU is a fairly large public school located in the remote town of Nacogdoches. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in communication sciences from the school is $35,200.

On average, communication sciences graduates from SFASU take out $21,079 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. The average monthly payment of a loan this size is about $211, assuming that the borrower is on a 10-year repayment plan.

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University of Wisconsin - River Falls comes in at #4 in this year's ranking. UW - River Falls is a medium-sized public school located in the town of River Falls. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in communication sciences from the school is $34,300.

On average, communication sciences graduates from UW - River Falls take out $18,980 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $197.

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CUNY Lehman College

Bronx, NY

CUNY Lehman College comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Lehman is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Bronx. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in communication sciences from the school is $33,000.

The average amount in student loans that communication sciences majors at Lehman take out while working on their bachelor's is $13,296. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $125.

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University of North Texas landed the #6 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication sciences school. Located in the midsize city of Denton, UNT is a public school with a very large student population. The average salary for a student who gets a bachelor's degree in communication sciences from the school is $31,900.

On average, communication sciences graduates from UNT take out $19,970 in student loans while working on their bachelor's degree. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $202, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center landed the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication sciences school. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is a moderately-sized public school located in the large city of Lubbock. Students who receive their bachelor's in communication sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $31,500.

Communication Sciences majors at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center take out an average of $12,683 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 $145.

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Our rankings recognize University of Minnesota - Twin Cities as the #8 school in this year's rankings. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, UMN Twin Cities is a public college with a very large student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in communication sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $31,500.

After completing their bachelor's degree, communication sciences graduates from UMN Twin Cities carry an average student debtload of $20,042. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $220, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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#9

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, MN

The #9 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Saint Cloud State University. St. Cloud State University is a fairly large public school located in the city of Saint Cloud. Students who receive their bachelor's in communication sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $31,500.

After completing their bachelor's degree, communication sciences graduates from St. Cloud State University carry an average student debtload of $17,399. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $173, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

Our rankings recognize Worcester State University as the #10 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Worcester, Worcester State is a public college with a moderately-sized student population. Students who receive their bachelor's in communication sciences from the school go on to jobs that make an average salary of $31,400.

While working on their bachelor's, communication sciences majors at Worcester State accumulate an average of around $22,230 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $244, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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Honorable Mentions

Here are some additional great schools for Communication Sciences students seeking high pay that almost earned our Highest Paid Communication Sciences Graduates award.

Rank College Location
11 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX
12 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
13 California State University - Long Beach Long Beach, CA
14 Towson University Towson, MD
15 University of Oregon Eugene, OR
16 University of Rhode Island Kingston, RI
17 University of Northern Colorado Greeley, CO

Communication Sciences by Region

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New England
Rocky Mountains
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Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
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Related Major Annual Graduates
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Allied Health Professions 11,092

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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).
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