Public Relations Schools In Florida

In Florida, there are 16 accredited schools where public relations classes faculty can find employment. Below are statistics and other relevant data to help analyze the state of public relations and public relations training in Florida, 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. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

    1799 SE 17th St, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316-3000

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  2. Barry University

    11300 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, Florida 33161-6695

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  3. Lynn University

    3601 N. Military Trail, Boca Raton, Florida 33431-5598

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  4. University of Central Florida

    4000 Central Florida Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32816

    177 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  5. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

    Tallahassee, Florida 32307

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  6. Florida Institute of Technology

    150 West University Boulevard, Melbourne, Florida 32901-6975

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  7. Florida Memorial University

    15800 NW 42 Avenue, Miami Gardens, Florida 33054-6199

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  8. Florida Southern College

    111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, Florida 33801-5698

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  9. University of Florida

    355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611-3115

    58 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. AI Miami International University of Art and Design

    1501 Biscayne Boulevard, Miami, Florida 33132-1418

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  11. University of Miami

    University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida 33124

    38 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  12. Northwood University-Florida Education Center

    2600 N Military Trail, West Palm Beach, Florida 33409-2911

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  13. The University of Tampa

    401 W Kennedy Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33606-1490

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  14. Miami Ad School

    955 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, Florida 33139-5203

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  15. International Academy of Design and Technology in Orlando

    6039 South Rio Grande Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32809

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  16. International Academy of Design and Technology-Online

    5104 Eisenhower Blvd, Tampa, Florida 33634

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Florida Vs. National Public Relations Employment

Florida 1,370
National 53,460

Of all of the public relations professionals in the country, nearly 3% are in the state of Florida.

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In Florida

1,570 1,650 1,560 1,400 1,370
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Florida, the field of public relations is shrinking. 200 less public relations professionals were working in Florida in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 13% decline in the field. This decline is slower than the national trend for public relations professionals which shows a 21% increase in the number of public relations professionals working around the nation.

Public Relations VS. All Professions salaries in Florida

$94,980 $102,160 $106,240 $106,350 $106,390
$43,191 $44,171 $45,158 $47,627 $48,473
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to public relations professionals are growing in Florida. In 2006 public relations professionals made a mean salary of $94,980 per year, and in 2010 they made $106,390 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in Florida

10th percentile
$57,760
25th percentile
$72,680
50th percentile
$97,800
75th percentile
$129,750
90th percentile
$166,320

Thus, public relations professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Florida state, within the field of public relations, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid public relations professionals earn 188% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in Florida

Advertising
$76,095
Business Administration
$89,353
Business Management
$98,453
Communications
$46,887
Fashion Marketing
$67,025
Marketing
$84,678
Political Science
$84,650
Public Relations
$106,390

In Florida, public relations professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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

associate
2
bachelor
18
master
4
doctor
0
Certificate
1
Total25

The number of students graduating from the 16 accredited public relations schools in Florida is decreasing. In Florida, there were 841 graduates in 2006. And there were 798 graduates from public relations courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 5% percent decrease in the number of public relations school degree or certificate graduates in Florida. Most of these graduates, or 72%, earned an bachelor's degree in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in Florida

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