Communications Schools In Alabama

Communications classes faculty can choose to work at one of 18 accredited communications schools in Alabama. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the communications academic community in Alabama, and the future trends in communications training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Communications
  • Masters degree in Communications
  • PhD degree in Communications


Schools

  1. Community College of the Air Force

    100 S Turner Blvd, Montgomery, Alabama 36114-0011

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. University of Alabama at Birmingham

    Administration Bldg Suite 1070, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0110

    143 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. University of Alabama in Huntsville

    301 Sparkman Dr, Huntsville, Alabama 35899

    190 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Alabama State University

    915 S Jackson Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36101-0271

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. The University of Alabama

    739 University Blvd, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0166

    75 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Auburn University at Montgomery

    7440 East Drive, Montgomery, Alabama 36117-3596

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Auburn University

    Auburn, Alabama, Auburn University, Alabama 36849

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Gadsden State Community College

    1001 George Wallace Dr, Gadsden, Alabama 35903

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Huntingdon College

    1500 East Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama 36106-2148

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Miles College

    5500 Myron Massey Blvd, Fairfield, Alabama 35064-2621

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  11. University of Mobile

    5735 College Parkway Drive, Mobile, Alabama 36613-2842

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. University of North Alabama

    One Harrison Plaza, Florence, Alabama 35632-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. Oakwood University

    7000 Adventist Blvd NW, Huntsville, Alabama 35896

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. Samford University

    800 Lakeshore Drive, Birmingham, Alabama 35229-2240

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. University of South Alabama

    307 N University Blvd, Mobile, Alabama 36688-0002

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. Spring Hill College

    4000 Dauphin St, Mobile, Alabama 36608-1791

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. Talladega College

    627 W Battle St, Talladega, Alabama 35160

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  18. Troy University

    University Avenue, Troy, Alabama 36082-0001

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Alabama Vs. National Communications Employment

Alabama 4,170
National 439,660

Approximately 1% of the country's communications professionals work in Alabama state.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Alabama

6,030 5,280 5,050 4,480 4,170
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Alabama, the field of communications is shrinking. There were 1,860 less communications professionals working in Alabama in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 31%. This decline is faster than the change in the number of communications professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Alabama

$29,101 $37,318 $38,743 $37,503 $38,545
$39,917 $41,500 $42,923 $44,323 $46,099
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to communications professionals are growing in Alabama. The mean salary for communications professionals in 2006 was $29,101 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $38,545 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Alabama

10th percentile
$19,435
25th percentile
$24,772
50th percentile
$33,640
75th percentile
$46,732
90th percentile
$62,947

This represents a 25% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Alabama state, within the field of communications, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid communications professionals earn 224% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Alabama

Advertising
$72,288
Business
$92,854
Communications
$38,545
Creative Writing
$57,920
Fashion Marketing
$65,120
Marketing
$85,588
Public Relations
$88,900
Visual Communications
$43,052

In Alabama, communications professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Alabama

associate
2
bachelor
18
master
4
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total25

The number of students graduating from the 18 accredited communications schools in Alabama is increasing. In 2006 there were 977 communications graduates from communications courses in Alabama and in 2010 there were 1,643 graduates.

Thus there was a 68% percent increase in the number of communications school degree or certificate graduates in Alabama. Most of these graduates, or 72%, earned a bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Alabama

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