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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Indiana

2,483 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,179 Avg Salary
$23,990 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in IndianaIn 2018-2019, communication and journalism students earned 2,483 bachelor's degrees from a Indiana school, making the subject the 7th in the state. This means that 2.6% of the degrees earned in the country were from a school in the state. Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision.

This year's Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Indiana ranking analyzed 17 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism.

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.

Salaries of Communication & Journalism Majors After Graduation

The average communication and journalism major who graduates from a school in Indiana earns about $31,179 per year during the early years of their career. If salary is one of the most important things on your career list, you may be disappointed to hear that this is 22% less than the salary of a typical college graduate.

This salary is in the same ballpark as the national average of $31,358 for those students who obtain a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism.

Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools in Indiana  31,179
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Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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62,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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62,400

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Indiana

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

#1

DePauw University

Greencastle, IN

The #1 spot in this year's ranking belongs to DePauw University. DePauw is a small private not-for-profit school located in the town of Greencastle.

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#2

Saint Mary's College

Notre Dame, IN

Our rankings recognize Saint Mary's College as the #2 school in this year's rankings. St. Mary's College is a small private not-for-profit school located in the suburb of Notre Dame.

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The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Anderson University Indiana. Located in the city of Anderson, Anderson University Indiana is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Purdue University - Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN

The #3 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Purdue University - Main Campus. Purdue is a very large public school located in the small city of West Lafayette.

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The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne. Located in the large city of Fort Wayne, Indiana University - Purdue University - Fort Wayne is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#4

Manchester University

North Manchester, IN

Manchester University earned the #4 spot in our 2021 rankings. Manchester University is a small private not-for-profit school located in the distant town of North Manchester.

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Indiana University - Southeast comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Located in the large suburb of New Albany, Indiana University - Southeast is a public college with a small student population.

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The #6 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Indiana University - Bloomington. Located in the city of Bloomington, IU Bloomington is a public college with a very large student population.

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Marian University

Indianapolis, IN

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Marian University. Marian is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Indianapolis.

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Indiana University - Purdue University - Indianapolis earned the #7 spot in our 2021 rankings. IUPUI is a fairly large public school located in the city of Indianapolis.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

Explore all the Best Communication & Journalism Schools in the Great Lakes Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Michigan 37 3,290
Ohio 34 3,878
Illinois 34 3,692
Wisconsin 31 1,839

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,406
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 435
Journalism 356
Public Relations & Advertising 285
Communication & Journalism (Other) 1

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 2,896
Social Sciences 2,579
Psychology 2,500
History 463
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 363

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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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