Communications Schools In Alaska

Communications classes faculty can choose to work at the only accredited communications school in Alaska. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of communications and communications training in Alaska, which includes communications training at the following levels:

  • Bachelors degree in Communications
  • Masters degree in Communications


  1. University of Alaska Fairbanks

    505 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7500

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Alaska Vs. National Communications Employment

Alaska 980
National 439,660

Of all of the communications professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Alaska state.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Alaska

1,470 1,110 1,080 1,000 980
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of communications professionals is shrinking in Alaska. 490 less communications professionals were working in Alaska in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 33%. This is faster than the trend for communications professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Alaska

$43,312 $38,632 $44,048 $42,615 $43,392
$43,172 $49,864 $52,177 $53,940 $55,586
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by communications professionals is increasing in Alaska. Communications professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $43,312 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $43,392 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Alaska

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This represents a 0% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Alaska state, within the field of communications, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid communications professionals earn 124% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Alaska

Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations
Visual Communications

Communications professionals in Alaska earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the only accredited communications school in Alaska is increasing. In 2006 there were 9 communications graduates from communications courses in Alaska and in 2010 there were 22 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of communications school degree or certificate graduates in Alaska by 144%. A majority of these graduates, or 50%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Alaska

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