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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Michigan

3,290 Bachelor's Degrees
$31,694 Avg Salary
$26,364 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in MichiganOut of the 37 majors we analyze each year, communication and journalism was ranked 6th in Michigan. In fact, 3,290 were awarded in the state in 2018-2019. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 3.4% of all the communication and journalism bachelor's degrees in the country. Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates list, to help you choose the best school for you.

For this year's Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates in Michigan ranking, we looked at 20 colleges that offer a bachelor's in communication and journalism.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after 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 Michigan earns about $31,694 per year during the early years of their career. That's not so great, since it is 20% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

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 Michigan  31,694
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63,400
Average Salary for Communication & Journalism Graduates from Schools Nationwide  31,358
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63,400
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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63,400

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2021 Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Grads in Michigan

The highest paid communication and journalism majors graduate from the following colleges and universities.

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

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor landed the #1 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Located in the city of Ann Arbor, U-M is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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#2

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

The #2 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Michigan State University. Michigan State is a very large public school located in the small city of East Lansing.

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Western Michigan University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the small city of Kalamazoo, WMU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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University of Detroit Mercy earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Detroit Mercy is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Detroit.

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#4

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, MI

The #4 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Andrews University. Located in the fringe town of Berrien Springs, Andrews is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#4

Northwood University

Midland, MI

Our rankings recognize Northwood University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of Midland, Northwood is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population.

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Michigan Technological University landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid communication and journalism school. Michigan Tech is a moderately-sized public school located in the town of Houghton.

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#5

Wayne State University

Detroit, MI

Wayne State University comes in at #5 in this year's ranking. Wayne State is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Detroit.

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#6

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

Ferris State University comes in at #6 in this year's ranking. Ferris is a fairly large public school located in the town of Big Rapids.

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The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Lawrence Technological University. Lawrence Tech is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Southfield.

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Best Communication & Journalism Colleges in the Great Lakes Region

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State Colleges Degrees Awarded
Ohio 34 3,878
Illinois 34 3,692
Indiana 33 2,483
Wisconsin 31 1,839

Communication & Journalism Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 1,632
Public Relations & Advertising 1,118
Journalism 264
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 229
Communication & Journalism (Other) 44

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Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 3,642
Psychology 3,227
Education 2,643
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 706
History 492

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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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