Public Relations Schools In Tennessee

There are 10 accredited public relations schools in Tennessee 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 Tennessee, which encompasses public relations training at the public relations bachelors degree level.


Schools

  1. Belmont University

    1900 Belmont Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37212-3757

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  2. Carson-Newman College

    1646 S Russell Ave, Jefferson City, Tennessee 37760

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  3. Lipscomb University

    One University Park Drive, Nashville, Tennessee 37204-3951

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  4. Freed-Hardeman University

    158 E Main St, Henderson, Tennessee 38340-2399

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  5. King College

    1350 King College Rd, Bristol, Tennessee 37620-2699

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  6. Lambuth University

    705 Lambuth Boulevard, Jackson, Tennessee 38301

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  7. Lee University

    1120 N Ocoee St, Cleveland, Tennessee 37311

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  8. Southern Adventist University

    4881 Taylor Cir, Collegedale, Tennessee 37315-0370

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  9. The University of Tennessee

    527 Andy Holt Tower, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

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  10. Union University

    1050 Union University Dr, Jackson, Tennessee 38305-3697

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Tennessee Vs. National Public Relations Employment

Tennessee 970
National 53,460

Of all of the public relations professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Tennessee state.

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In Tennessee

770 900 890 980 970
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Public Relations is a growing field in Tennessee. In Tennessee, 200 more public relations professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of public relations professionals has grown by 26%. This growth is faster than the change in the number of public relations professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of public relations professionals has grown by 21% from 2006 to 2010.

Public Relations VS. All Professions salaries in Tennessee

$66,880 $72,190 $70,460 $72,110 $75,190
$40,013 $42,768 $44,223 $45,004 $44,949
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In Tennessee, 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 $66,880 per year, and in 2010 they made $75,190 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in Tennessee

10th percentile
$40,220
25th percentile
$49,470
50th percentile
$66,930
75th percentile
$89,440
90th percentile
$123,200

Thus, public relations professionals' salaries grew by 11% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Tennessee state, within the field of public relations, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid public relations professionals earn 206% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in Tennessee

Advertising
$54,282
Business Administration
$75,653
Business Management
$90,146
Communications
$36,420
Fashion Marketing
$60,730
Marketing
$73,488
Political Science
$68,390
Public Relations
$75,190

In Tennessee, public relations professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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

associate
0
bachelor
14
master
0
doctor
0
Certificate
0
Total14

As the number of public relations professionals is increasing in Tennessee state, the number of students graduating from the 10 accredited public relations schools in Tennessee state is also increasing. In 2006, 157 students graduated from public relations courses in Tennessee. And in 2010, 208 students graduated.

There was an increase in the number of public relations school degree or certificate graduates in Tennessee by 32%. A majority of these graduates, or 100%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in Tennessee

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