So, you’re going to pursue an education in communications?
Congratulations, deciding your major is a big step toward achieving a fulfilling career.
Now that you know what you would like to study, where you will do so is quite important.
College Factual’s list of the “2019 Best Communication and Media Studies Colleges in the U.S.” can help make the decision process a bit simpler.
Several factors were considered when ranking the colleges, such as the percentage of students who study communications, as well as those who earn bachelor’s and advanced degrees in the field. Other factors included “overall college quality” and “graduate earnings” from early-career salary (0–5 years’ experience) and mid-career salary (10+ years’ experience).
The University of Southern California earned the top spot. With great popularity comes great competition, though. (That’s how the saying goes, right?) A typical ACT score at the California university is 32, according to the report.
Here are the top 10 colleges featuring communications curricula:
- University of Southern California
- Stanford University
- Wake Forest University
- Northwestern University
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- University of Denver
- University of Pennsylvania
- Emerson College
- Boston University
- American University
You’re not alone in the decision to study communications. Of the 384 majors evaluated in the report, “Communication & Media Studies” was the eighth most popular in the U.S.
See the full list here.
Already have your communications degree? The University of Michigan seeks a marketing communications specialist in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
It summarizes the position:
As a member of the communications team in the Office of Marketing & Communications, the marketing communications specialist will develop content across multiple communications channels that drive awareness of the school’s mission and organizational initiatives. In collaboration with the director of communications, the specialist will develop a systematic internal communications approach with new and creative ways to connect the Ross community. The ideal candidate will be a conceptual and strategic thinker who loves to write and is able to thrive in a highly collaborative environment.
Finishing up your college education and looking for an internship? LinkedIn seeks a communications intern in San Francisco.
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