Public Relations in Washington State

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Schools Offering Public Relations Programs in Washington State


Approximately 0.1% of graduates in of Washington State receive public relations degrees every year. That means an estimated 103 public relations professionals graduate from Washington State's 4 public relations schools each year.

Top Schools

Seattle University, which was ranked 30th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Washington State that has a public relations program. It is located in Seattle. 20 students graduated with a degree in public relations from Seattle University in 2010. Tuition at Seattle University was $30,825 per year.

Gonzaga University, which was ranked 63rd nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Washington State that has a public relations program. It is located in Spokane. 37 students graduated with degree in public relations from Gonzaga University in 2010. Students at Gonzaga University paid $30,925 per year in tuition fees.

Central Washington University, which was ranked 63rd nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Washington State that has a public relations program. It is located in Ellensburg. In 2010, 44 students graduated from Central Washington University public relations program. Central Washington University charged in-state students $7,110 in tuition fees per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Washington State's public relations schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $22,308 per year, though tuition can range from $30,925 per year to $7,110 per year. The Washington State public relations schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Gonzaga University - located in Spokane, students are charged $30,925 per year
  2. Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year
  3. Trinity Lutheran College - located in Everett, students are charged $20,370 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Washington State public relations schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Central Washington University - located in Ellensburg, students are charged $7,110 per year
  2. Trinity Lutheran College - located in Everett, students are charged $20,370 per year
  3. Seattle University - located in Seattle, students are charged $30,825 per year

A public relations degree from a Washington State school... what next?

The following counties have the largest number of Washington State public relations professionals:

  1. King County - 1,140 public relations professionals
  2. Thurston County - 180 public relations professionals
  3. Pierce County - 160 public relations professionals

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of public relations professionals in Washington State will grow by 11%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 2,140 public relations professionals working in Washington State.

Salary

On average, public relations professionals earn a salary of $96,950 per year in Washington State state. However, this number is only an average. Public relations professional in Washington State had varying salaries from $38,600 to $154,560 per year in 2010. Public relations professionals in the following Washington State counties make the highest salaries on average:

  1. King County - $104,620 per year
  2. Thurston County - $93,520 per year
  3. Pierce County - $88,380 per year

The following counties in Washington State have the lowest average salaries for public relations professional:

  1. Grays Harbor County - $71,050 per year
  2. Spokane County - $71,740 per year
  3. Whatcom County - $72,040 per year

The public relations professionals with highest average salaries in Washington State were:

  1. Public Relations Manager - $96,950 per year

On average, the lowest paid public relations professionals in Washington State were:

  1. Public Relations Manager - $96,950 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Washington State statistics regarding a career in public relations and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as business management or advertising.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations in Washington State

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Consider Online Schools as a great alternative flexible option to earn a degree!

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
7,628 miles from location Central Washington University Ellensburg WA 31.9043 40% 11,357
7,686 miles from location Seattle University Seattle WA 70.3999 21% 7,751
7,474 miles from location Gonzaga University Spokane WA 37.2946 28% 7,633
7,671 miles from location Trinity Lutheran College Everett WA 25.7832 27% 113
 

Curious what studying Public Relations gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Washington State

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Public Relations and Fundraising Managers + 1,880 $96,950 123.8%
 

Got your degree? Time to find a job!

Below are public relations related jobs in Washington State