Communications Schools In Minnesota

In Minnesota, there are 30 accredited schools where communications classes faculty can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the communications academic community in Minnesota, and the future trends in 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. Augsburg College

    2211 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454

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  2. Bemidji State University

    1500 Birchmont Dr, Bemidji, Minnesota 56601

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  3. Bethany Lutheran College

    700 Luther Dr, Mankato, Minnesota 56001

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  4. Bethel University in Saint Paul

    3900 Bethel Dr, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55112-6902

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  5. Concordia College at Moorhead

    901 S 8th St, Moorhead, Minnesota 56562

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  6. Concordia University-Saint Paul

    275 Syndicate Street North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104-5494

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  7. Gustavus Adolphus College

    800 West College Avenue, Saint Peter, Minnesota 56082-1498

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  8. Hamline University

    1536 Hewitt Avenue, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104-1284

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  9. Macalester College

    1600 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105-1899

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  10. Minnesota State University-Mankato

    South Rd and Ellis Ave, Mankato, Minnesota 56001

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  11. Metropolitan State University

    700 E Seventh St, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55106-5000

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  12. University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

    100 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0213

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  13. University of Minnesota-Crookston

    2900 University Ave, Crookston, Minnesota 56716-5001

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  14. University of Minnesota-Duluth

    515 Darland Administration Bldg, Duluth, Minnesota 55812

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  15. Minnesota State University-Moorhead

    1104 7th Ave S, Moorhead, Minnesota 56563

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  16. North Hennepin Community College

    7411 85th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 55445

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  17. Brown College

    1440 Northland Dr, Mendota Heights, Minnesota 55120-1004

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  18. North Central University

    910 Elliot Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55404-1391

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  19. Northwestern College in Saint Paul

    3003 Snelling Ave N, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55113-1598

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  20. Rochester Community and Technical College

    851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904-4999

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  21. St. Cloud Technical and Community College

    1540 Northway Drive, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56303-1240

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  22. Saint Cloud State University

    720 Fourth Ave. South, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-4498

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  23. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

    700 Terrace Heights, Winona, Minnesota 55987-1399

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  24. Crown College

    8700 College View Drive, Saint Bonifacius, Minnesota 55375-9001

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  25. The College of Saint Scholastica

    1200 Kenwood Ave, Duluth, Minnesota 55811-4199

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  26. University of St Thomas in Saint Paul

    2115 Summit Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105-1078

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  27. St. Catherine University

    2004 Randolph Ave, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55105

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  28. Southwest Minnesota State University

    1501 State St, Marshall, Minnesota 56258-5468

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  29. Winona State University

    8th and Johnson St, Winona, Minnesota 55987-5838

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  30. University of Phoenix-Minneapolis/St Paul Campus

    435 Ford Rd Ste 1000, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota 55426-4915

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Minnesota Vs. National Communications Employment

Minnesota 10,120
National 439,660

Of all of the communications professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Minnesota.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Minnesota

9,600 10,860 11,500 10,620 10,120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Communications is a growing field in Minnesota. In Minnesota, 520 more communications professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Minnesota, this field has grown by 5% in four years. This growth is slower than the national trend for communications professionals which shows a 8% decrease in the number of communications professionals working around the nation.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Minnesota

$42,782 $43,410 $42,075 $42,347 $41,925
$45,649 $48,094 $49,813 $50,330 $51,158
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by communications professionals is decreasing in Minnesota. Communications professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $42,782 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $41,925 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Minnesota

10th percentile
$22,397
25th percentile
$28,103
50th percentile
$36,688
75th percentile
$49,502
90th percentile
$66,895

Thus, communications professionals' salaries declined by 2% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. There is a 199% pay differential between the highest paid communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of communications in Minnesota.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Minnesota

Advertising
$80,512
Business
$94,457
Communications
$41,925
Creative Writing
$56,800
Fashion Marketing
$76,815
Marketing
$87,062
Public Relations
$106,740
Visual Communications
$46,122

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
2
bachelor
37
master
6
doctor
2
Certificate
5
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As the number of communications professionals is increasing in Minnesota state, the number of students graduating from the 30 accredited communications schools in Minnesota state is also increasing. In Minnesota, there were 960 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,105 graduates from communications courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of communications school degree or certificate graduates in Minnesota by 15%. 71% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Minnesota

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