Communications Schools In Tennessee

In Tennessee, there are 28 accredited schools where communications classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of communications and communications training in Tennessee, which includes communications training at the following levels:

  • Associates degree in Communications
  • Bachelors degree in Communications
  • Masters degree in Communications
  • PhD degree in Communications


Schools

  1. Austin Peay State University

    601 College St, Clarksville, Tennessee 37044

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  2. Belmont University

    1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37212-3757

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  3. Bryan College in Dayton

    721 Bryan Drive, Dayton, Tennessee 37321-7000

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  4. Carson-Newman College

    1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

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  5. Christian Brothers University

    650 E Parkway S, Memphis, Tennessee 38104

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  6. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

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  7. East Tennessee State University

    807 University Pky, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-0000

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  8. Freed-Hardeman University

    158 E Main St, Henderson, Tennessee 38340-2399

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  9. Hiwassee College

    225 Hiwassee College Drive, Madisonville, Tennessee 37354-4001

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  10. King College

    1350 King College Rd, Bristol, Tennessee 37620-2699

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  11. Lambuth University

    705 Lambuth Boulevard, Jackson, Tennessee 38301

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  12. Lane College

    545 Lane Ave, Jackson, Tennessee 38301-4598

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  13. Le Moyne-Owen College

    807 Walker Ave, Memphis, Tennessee 38126-6595

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  14. Lee University

    1120 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, Tennessee 37311

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  15. Lincoln Memorial University

    6965 Cumberland Gap Pky, Harrogate, Tennessee 37752-9900

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  16. University of Memphis

    Memphis, Tennessee 38152

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  17. Middle Tennessee State University

    1301 East Main Street, Murfreesboro, Tennessee 37132

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  18. Milligan College

    1 Blowers Blvd., Milligan College, Tennessee 37682

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  19. Pellissippi State Community College

    10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, Tennessee 37933-0990

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  20. Southern Adventist University

    4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

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  21. The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

    615 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403-2598

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  22. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

    101 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  23. The University of Tennessee-Martin

    University Street, Martin, Tennessee 38238-0002

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  24. Tennessee Technological University

    1 William L. Jones Drive, Cookeville, Tennessee 38505-0001

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  25. Trevecca Nazarene University

    333 Murfreesboro Rd, Nashville, Tennessee 37210

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  26. Tusculum College

    60 Shiloh Road, Greeneville, Tennessee 37743

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  27. Vanderbilt University

    2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37240

    17 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  28. University of Phoenix-Nashville Campus

    616 Marriott Dr Ste 150, Nashville, Tennessee 37214-5048

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Communications Employment

Tennessee 6,430
National 439,660

Of all of the communications professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Tennessee.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Tennessee

7,850 7,540 7,630 6,820 6,430
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Tennessee, communications is a shrinking field. In Tennessee, 1,420 less communications professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Tennessee, this field has shrunk by 18% in four years. This decline is faster 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 Tennessee

$37,443 $37,428 $36,465 $35,417 $36,420
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by communications professionals is decreasing in Tennessee. In 2006 communications professionals made a mean salary of $37,443 per year, and in 2010 they made $36,420 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Tennessee

10th percentile
$18,343
25th percentile
$21,807
50th percentile
$29,348
75th percentile
$42,712
90th percentile
$60,483

This represents a 3% decline in salaries. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. Within the field of communications, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid communications professionals earning 230% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Tennessee state.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Advertising
$54,282
Business
$82,821
Communications
$36,420
Creative Writing
$39,210
Fashion Marketing
$60,730
Marketing
$73,488
Public Relations
$75,190
Visual Communications
$45,570

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
3
bachelor
32
master
5
doctor
2
Certificate
0
Total42

As the number of communications professionals is decreasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 28 accredited communications schools in Tennessee state is increasing. In 2006 there were 908 communications graduates from communications courses in Tennessee and in 2010 there were 1,077 graduates.

There was an increase in the number of communications school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee by 19%. A majority of these graduates, or 76%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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