Communications Schools In Washington State

There are 16 accredited communications schools in Washington State for faculty who teach communications classes to choose from. The trends in Washington State'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:

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


Schools

  1. Central Washington University

    400 East University Way, Ellensburg, Washington 98926-7501

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  2. City University of Seattle

    11900 NE First Street, Bellevue, Washington 98005

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  3. Eastern Washington University

    526 5th Street, Cheney, Washington 99004-2496

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  4. Gonzaga University

    E 502 Boone Ave, Spokane, Washington 99258-0001

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  5. Seattle Community College-North Campus

    9600 College Way North, Seattle, Washington 98103-3599

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  6. Northwest University

    5520 108th Ave NE, Kirkland, Washington 98083-0579

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  7. Pacific Lutheran University

    1010 122nd St So, Tacoma, Washington 98447-0003

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  8. University of Puget Sound

    1500 N Warner, Tacoma, Washington 98416

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  9. Seattle Pacific University

    3307 3rd Ave W, Seattle, Washington 98119-1997

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  10. Seattle University

    900 Broadway, Seattle, Washington 98122-4340

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  11. Walla Walla University

    204 S College Ave, College Place, Washington 99324-1198

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  12. Washington State University

    French Administration Building, Pullman, Washington 99164-5910

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  13. University of Washington-Seattle Campus

    1400 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle, Washington 98195-4550

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  14. Western Washington University

    516 High St, Bellingham, Washington 98225-9008

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  15. Whitman College

    345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, Washington 99362

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  16. Whitworth University

    300 W Hawthorne Rd, Spokane, Washington 99251

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Washington State Vs. National Communications Employment

Washington State 9,580
National 439,660

Approximately 2% of the country's communications professionals work in Washington State state.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Washington State

10,200 11,280 10,800 9,490 9,580
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington State, communications is a shrinking field. 620 less communications professionals were working in Washington State in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 6%. This decline 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 Washington State

$46,278 $48,010 $49,895 $50,260 $52,962
$48,545 $50,054 $51,159 $52,682 $54,489
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Washington State, as the number of communications professionals is declining, the salaries earned by communications professionals are increasing. The mean salary for communications professionals in 2006 was $46,278 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $52,962 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Washington State

10th percentile
$25,892
25th percentile
$32,458
50th percentile
$43,665
75th percentile
$64,182
90th percentile
$93,137

Thus, there was a 13% growth in communications professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 260% 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 Washington State.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Washington State

Advertising
$77,285
Business
$100,314
Communications
$52,962
Creative Writing
$68,760
Fashion Marketing
$78,645
Marketing
$95,300
Public Relations
$96,950
Visual Communications
$49,140

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
1
bachelor
18
master
3
doctor
2
Certificate
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The number of students graduating from the 16 accredited communications schools in Washington State is increasing. In Washington State, there were 1,091 graduates in 2006. And there were 1,111 graduates from communications courses in 2010.

This represents a 2% increase in the number of communications degree or certificate school graduates in Washington State state. 75% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Washington State

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