Public Relations Schools In California

There are 25 accredited public relations schools in California for faculty who teach public relations classes to choose from. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of public relations and public relations training in California, which includes public relations training at the following levels:

  • Public Relations Certificate
  • Associates degree in Public Relations
  • Bachelors degree in Public Relations
  • Masters degree in Public Relations


Schools

  1. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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  2. Art Center College of Design

    1700 Lida St, Pasadena, California 91103

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  3. California Baptist University

    8432 Magnolia Ave, Riverside, California 92504-3297

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  4. Chapman University

    One University Dr., Orange, California 92866

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  5. Cosumnes River College

    8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento, California 95823-5799

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  6. Fresno City College

    1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, California 93741

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  7. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  8. Golden West College

    15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, California 92647-2710

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  9. The Art Institute of California-San Diego

    7650 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, California 92108-4423

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  10. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  11. Los Angeles City College

    855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90029

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  12. The Art Institute of California-San Francisco

    1170 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102-4908

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  13. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  14. Oxnard College

    4000 S Rose Ave, Oxnard, California 93033-6699

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  15. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  16. Pasadena City College

    1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106-2003

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  17. Pepperdine University

    24255 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, California 90263

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  18. Santa Ana College

    1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

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  19. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

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  20. San Jose State University

    1 Washington Sq, San Jose, California 95192-0001

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  21. University of Southern California

    University Park, Los Angeles, California 90089

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  22. West Valley College

    14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, California 95070-5698

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  23. Brandman University- Part of the Chapman University System

    16355 Laguna Canyon Road, Irvine, California 92618

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  24. Miami Ad School-San Francisco

    415 Jackson Street, San Francisco, California 94111

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  25. The Art Institute of California-Orange County

    3601 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, California 92704

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Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Public Relations Employment

California 6,320
National 53,460

Of all of the public relations professionals in the country, nearly 12% are in the state of California.

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In California

5,110 5,400 5,920 6,440 6,320
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Public Relations is a growing field in California. There were 1,210 more public relations professionals working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of public relations professionals has grown by 24%. This is faster than the trend for public relations professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of public relations professionals has grown by 21% between 2006 and 2010.

Public Relations VS. All Professions salaries in California

$105,020 $106,300 $113,490 $109,990 $116,020
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In California, as the number of public relations professionals is growing, the salaries earned by public relations professionals are increasing. In 2006 public relations professionals made a mean salary of $105,020 per year, and in 2010 they made $116,020 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in California

10th percentile
$58,930
25th percentile
$76,560
50th percentile
$102,190
75th percentile
$138,780
90th percentile
$175,370

This represents a growth in salaries of 9%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In the state of California, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of public relations. The pay differential between the highest paid public relations professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 198%

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in California

Advertising
$91,762
Business Administration
$106,637
Business Management
$121,280
Communications
$56,800
Fashion Marketing
$84,310
Marketing
$100,852
Political Science
$89,485
Public Relations
$116,020

Public relations professionals in California earn, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Public Relations programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
11
bachelor
12
master
3
doctor
0
Certificate
17
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The number of students graduating from the 25 accredited public relations schools in California is increasing. In 2006, 392 students graduated from public relations courses in California. And in 2010, 551 students graduated.

Thus there was a 41% percent increase in the number of public relations school degree or certificate graduates in California. 40% of these graduates received a undergraduate certificate in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in California

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