Communications Schools In North Carolina

In North Carolina, there are 40 accredited schools where communications classes faculty can find employment. The trends in North Carolina'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
  • PhD degree in Communications


Schools

  1. Appalachian State University

    Boone, North Carolina 28608

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  2. Barton College

    200 ACC Drive NE, Wilson, North Carolina 27893-7000

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  3. Bennett College for Women

    900 E Washington St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27401-3239

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  4. Campbell University

    450 Leslie Campbell Ave, Buies Creek, North Carolina 27506

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  5. Catawba College

    2300 W Innes St, Salisbury, North Carolina 28144

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  6. Central Piedmont Community College

    1201 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, North Carolina 28204

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  7. Chowan University

    One University Place, Murfreesboro, North Carolina 27855

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  8. East Carolina University

    East 5th Street, Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Elizabeth City State University

    1704 Weeksville Rd, Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909

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  10. Elon University

    100 Campus Drive, Elon, North Carolina 27244-2010

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  11. Fayetteville State University

    1200 Murchison Rd, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301-4298

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  12. Gardner-Webb University

    Main St, Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017-0997

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  13. High Point University

    833 Montlieu Ave, High Point, North Carolina 27262-3598

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  14. Johnson C Smith University

    100 Beatties Ford Road, Charlotte, North Carolina 28216-5398

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  15. Lees-McRae College

    275 College Drive, Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604-0128

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  16. Lenoir-Rhyne University

    625 7th Avenue NE, Hickory, North Carolina 28601

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  17. Meredith College

    3800 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27607-5298

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  18. Methodist University

    5400 Ramsey St, Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311-1420

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  19. Montreat College

    310 Gaither Circle, Box 1267, Montreat, North Carolina 28757-1267

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  20. Mount Olive College

    634 Henderson St, Mount Olive, North Carolina 28365-0919

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  21. North Carolina A & T State University

    1601 E Market St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27411

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  22. University of North Carolina at Asheville

    One University Hts, Asheville, North Carolina 28804-8510

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  23. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    103 South Bldg Cb 9100, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

    29 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  24. University of North Carolina at Charlotte

    9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina 28223-0001

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  25. University of North Carolina at Greensboro

    1000 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27402-6170

    190 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  26. North Carolina Central University

    1801 Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina 27707

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  27. North Carolina State University at Raleigh

    2101 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7001

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  28. University of North Carolina-Wilmington

    601 South College Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403-5963

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  29. Peace College

    15 E Peace St, Raleigh, North Carolina 27604-1194

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  30. University of North Carolina at Pembroke

    One University Drive, Pembroke, North Carolina 28372-1510

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  31. Pfeiffer University

    48380 Hwy 52n, Misenheimer, North Carolina 28109-0960

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  32. Queens University of Charlotte

    1900 Selwyn Ave, Charlotte, North Carolina 28274-0001

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  33. Saint Augustines College

    1315 Oakwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina 27610-2298

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  34. Salem College

    601 S Church St, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27101

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  35. Shaw University

    118 East South Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27601

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  36. St Andrews Presbyterian College

    1700 Dogwood Mile, Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352

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  37. Wake Forest University

    1834 Wake Forest Road, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27106

    25 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  38. Wingate University

    220 North Camden Road, Wingate, North Carolina 28174-0159

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  39. Winston-Salem State University

    601 Martin Luther King Jr Dr, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27110-0001

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  40. Western Carolina University

    Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723-9646

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Communications Employment

North Carolina 10,260
National 439,660

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

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In North Carolina

10,110 11,830 12,060 11,450 10,260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of communications professionals is growing in North Carolina. In 2010 there were 150 more communications professionals working in North Carolina than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of communications has grown by 1% in North Carolina. This growth is slower 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 North Carolina

$35,156 $39,096 $41,007 $42,515 $43,888
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to communications professionals are growing in North Carolina. Communications professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $35,156 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $43,888 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in North Carolina

10th percentile
$21,590
25th percentile
$26,798
50th percentile
$35,943
75th percentile
$50,993
90th percentile
$74,463

This represents a 20% growth in salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 245% 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 North Carolina.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Advertising
$76,108
Business
$96,903
Communications
$43,888
Creative Writing
$55,460
Fashion Marketing
$73,635
Marketing
$86,495
Public Relations
$98,190
Visual Communications
$38,738

In North Carolina, 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 North Carolina

associate
1
bachelor
44
master
8
doctor
2
Certificate
1
Total56

The number of students graduating from the 40 accredited communications schools in North Carolina is increasing. In North Carolina, there were 2,210 graduates in 2006. And there were 2,509 graduates from communications courses in 2010.

This represents a 14% increase in the number of communications degree or certificate school graduates in North Carolina state. A majority of these graduates, or 79%, graduated with an bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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