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How will your communications education stack up?

If you want to study communications at home, you should be aware of how your education will compare to the education available elsewhere in the US. Below is some information to help you get started. The US has 1,360 brick and mortar communications schools.

Top Schools

In 2010, the top schools in the country with communications programs were:

  1. Harvard University - located in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  2. Stanford University - located in Stanford, California
  3. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York

Student Demographics

In 2010, 59,355 students earned degrees in communications in the US. Of these students, 1,311 received certifications in communications, 52,631 received an undergraduate degree in communications, and 5,413 received a graduate-level degree in communications.


Students can pursue education in communications at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Communications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Communications
  • Master's Degree in Communications
  • Doctoral Degree in Communications
  • Certificate in Communications

Communications students can hope to gain the following skills and/or knowledge as they pursue their communications degree:

  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Public Relations
  • Teamwork
  • Theory and Models of Commuication
  • Linguistics


The average tuition at communications schools around the nation was $25,669 per year in 2010. The following communications schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. Vassar College - located in Poughkeepsie, New York, students paid $41,930
  3. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655

The lowest tuition was charged by the following communications schools:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. North Carolina State University at Raleigh - located in Raleigh, North Carolina, students paid $5,475
  3. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - located in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, students paid $5,625

Projected Growth

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that by 2018, an estimated 0 communications professionals will be working in the US. This would require the number of people working as a communications professional to shrink by NaN%. The number of communications professionals is expected to grow the fastest in the following states:

  1. Wyoming - 0%
  2. Kentucky - 0%
  3. Texas - 0%


A communications professional in the US earns $NaN per year on average. However, factors such as location, education, or your previous performance reviews can cause the salary for a communications professional to vary greatly. On average, a communications professional earns the most in the following states:

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So what kind of job can you get after studying

Below you'll find various popular careers! Compare professions and see which one you find interesting!

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Advertising Sales Agents 145,160 $55,020 -5.7%
Editors 99,160 $59,340 3.0%
Demonstrators and Product Promoters 75,790 $27,630 -11.9%
Reporters and Correspondents 45,130 $43,780 -14.7%
Writers and Authors 40,980 $65,960 -4.7%
Radio and Television Announcers 32,520 $39,910 -20.9%
Radio Operators 920 $44,510 -22.7%