Communications Schools In Washington DC

There are 7 accredited communications schools in Washington DC for faculty who teach communications classes to choose from. The trends in Washington DC's communications academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in communications includes communications training at the following levels:

  • Communications Certificate
  • Associates degree in Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Communications
  • Masters degree in Communications


Schools

  1. American University

    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  2. Catholic University of America

    620 Michigan Avenue, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20064

    119 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  3. University of the District of Columbia

    4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  4. Gallaudet University

    800 Florida Ave, NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002-3695

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. George Washington University

    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  6. Howard University

    2400 Sixth St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20059-0001

    115 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Trinity Washington University

    125 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20017-1094

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

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Communications Employment

Washington DC 7,160
National 439,660

Of all of the communications professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Washington DC state.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Washington DC

9,180 9,380 8,240 7,990 7,160
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington DC, communications is a shrinking field. There were 2,020 less communications professionals working in Washington DC in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Washington DC, this field has shrunk by 22% in four years. 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 Washington DC

$55,170 $58,106 $62,234 $67,534 $61,141
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington DC, as the number of communications professionals is declining, the salaries earned by communications professionals are increasing. Communications professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $55,170 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $61,141 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Washington DC

10th percentile
$25,274
25th percentile
$36,409
50th percentile
$53,473
75th percentile
$76,723
90th percentile
$78,869

Thus, communications professionals' salaries grew by 10% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of communications, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid communications professionals earning 212% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Washington DC state.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Advertising
$90,815
Business
$106,750
Communications
$61,141
Creative Writing
$80,540
Fashion Marketing
$78,325
Marketing
$101,105
Public Relations
$123,540
Visual Communications
$62,690

In Washington DC, communications professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington DC

associate
1
bachelor
8
master
8
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total18

The number of students graduating from the 7 accredited communications schools in Washington DC is increasing. In 2006 there were 318 communications graduates from communications courses in Washington DC and in 2010 there were 414 graduates.

This represents a 30% increase in the number of communications degree or certificate school graduates in Washington DC state. A majority of these graduates, or 44%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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