Communications Schools In Massachusetts

In Massachusetts, there are 42 accredited schools where communications classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Massachusetts' 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
  • PhD degree in Communications


Schools

  1. American International College

    1000 State Street, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109

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  2. Anna Maria College

    50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, Massachusetts 01612-1198

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  3. Assumption College

    500 Salisbury St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1296

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  4. Atlantic Union College

    338 Main St, South Lancaster, Massachusetts 01561-1000

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  5. Bentley University

    175 Forest St, Waltham, Massachusetts 02452-4705

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  6. Boston College

    140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

    31 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  8. Bridgewater State University

    131 Summer Street, Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325

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  9. Bristol Community College

    777 Elsbree St, Fall River, Massachusetts 02720-7395

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  10. Bunker Hill Community College

    250 New Rutherford Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02129-2925

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  11. Cape Cod Community College

    2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668-1599

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  12. Clark University

    950 Main St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610-1477

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  13. Curry College

    1071 Blue Hill Ave, Milton, Massachusetts 02186-2395

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  14. Dean College

    99 Main Street, Franklin, Massachusetts 02038-1941

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  15. Eastern Nazarene College

    23 E Elm Ave, Quincy, Massachusetts 02170-2999

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  16. Emerson College

    120 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116-4624

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  17. Emmanuel College in Boston

    400 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115

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  18. Endicott College

    376 Hale Street, Beverly, Massachusetts 01915

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  19. Fisher College

    118 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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  20. Fitchburg State University

    160 Pearl St, Fitchburg, Massachusetts 01420-2697

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  21. Gordon College in Wenham

    255 Grapevine Rd, Wenham, Massachusetts 01984

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  22. Hampshire College

    893 West St, Amherst, Massachusetts 01002-5001

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  23. Harvard University

    Massachusetts Hall, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

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  24. Lasell College

    1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton, Massachusetts 02466

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  25. University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

    94 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  26. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139-4307

    5 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  27. Massasoit Community College

    One Massasoit Boulevard, Brockton, Massachusetts 02302-3996

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  28. Merrimack College

    315 Turnpike St, North Andover, Massachusetts 01845

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  29. Mount Ida College

    777 Dedham Street, Newton, Massachusetts 02459

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  30. Newbury College-Brookline

    129 Fisher Ave, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445

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  31. Nichols College

    Center Rd, Dudley, Massachusetts 01571-5000

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  32. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

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  33. Pine Manor College

    400 Heath St, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

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  34. Regis College

    235 Wellesley St, Weston, Massachusetts 02493-1571

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  35. Simmons College

    300 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5898

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  36. Springfield College

    263 Alden St, Springfield, Massachusetts 01109-3797

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  37. Stonehill College

    320 Washington Street, Easton, Massachusetts 02357-6110

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  38. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

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  39. Western New England College

    1215 Wilbraham Rd, Springfield, Massachusetts 01119-2684

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  40. Westfield State University

    577 Western Ave, Westfield, Massachusetts 01086-1630

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  41. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

    100 Institute Road, Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-2280

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  42. Worcester State University

    486 Chandler St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01602-2597

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Communications Employment

Massachusetts 11,450
National 439,660

Of all of the communications professionals that work in the US, approximately 3% work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Massachusetts

9,260 11,070 11,130 11,250 11,450
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, the field of communications is growing. There were 2,190 more communications professionals working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Massachusetts, this field has grown by 24% in four years. 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 Massachusetts

$50,140 $51,645 $50,372 $51,070 $53,801
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to communications professionals are growing in Massachusetts. Communications professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $50,140 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $53,801 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
$27,277
25th percentile
$33,579
50th percentile
$44,226
75th percentile
$60,421
90th percentile
$95,579

Thus, communications professionals' salaries grew by 7% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Massachusetts state, within the field of communications, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid communications professionals earn 250% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Advertising
$88,978
Business
$109,129
Communications
$53,801
Creative Writing
$61,840
Fashion Marketing
$83,750
Marketing
$103,050
Public Relations
$115,930
Visual Communications
$50,345

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
8
bachelor
49
master
16
doctor
1
Certificate
2
Total76

As the number of communications professionals is increasing in Massachusetts state, the number of students graduating from the 42 accredited communications schools in Massachusetts state is also increasing. In Massachusetts, there were 1,910 graduates in 2006. And there were 2,048 graduates from communications courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 7% percent increase in the number of communications school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts. Most of these graduates, or 64%, earned a bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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