Public Relations Schools In Washington DC

There are 3 accredited public relations schools in Washington DC for faculty who teach public relations classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in public relations in the state of Washington DC, which encompasses public relations training at the following levels:

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


  1. American University

    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20016-8001

    82 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. George Washington University

    2121 I Street, NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20052

    50 U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Georgetown University

    37th and O St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20057

    22 U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Washington DC Vs. National Public Relations Employment

Washington DC 3,130
National 53,460

Of all of the public relations professionals that work in the US, approximately 6% work in Washington DC state.

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In Washington DC

1,140 1,370 1,830 2,340 3,130
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Washington DC, public relations is a growing field. There were 1,990 more public relations professionals working in Washington DC in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of public relations has grown by 175% in Washington DC. 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 Washington DC

$130,070 $131,660 $142,390 $137,290 $123,540
$54,015 $56,773 $59,398 $60,217 $61,344
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by public relations professionals is decreasing in Washington DC. In 2006 public relations professionals made a mean salary of $130,070 per year, and in 2010 they made $123,540 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in Washington DC

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This represents a 5% decline in salaries. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In the state of Washington DC, 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 267%

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in Washington DC

Business Administration
Business Management
Fashion Marketing
Political Science
Public Relations

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

Educational Trends

Public Relations programs available for each degree type for all schools in Washington DC


63% of these graduates received a master's degree in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in Washington DC

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