Public Relations Schools In Texas

Texas has 21 accredited public relations schools where public relations faculty who teach public relations classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the public relations academic community in Texas, and the future trends in public relations training at the following levels:

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


Schools

  1. Abilene Christian University

    1600 Campus Court, Abilene, Texas 79699

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  2. Amarillo College

    2011 S. Washington, Amarillo, Texas 79109

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  3. Del Mar College

    101 Baldwin Blvd., Corpus Christi, Texas 78404-3897

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  4. Texas A & M University-Commerce

    2600 South Neal, Commerce, Texas 75429-3011

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  5. South University-The Art Institute of Dallas

    8080 Park Lane #100, Dallas, Texas 75231-5993

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  6. University of Houston

    212 E. Cullen Building, Houston, Texas 77204-2018

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  7. Northwood University in Cedar Hill

    1114 W FM 1382, Cedar Hill, Texas 75104-1204

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  8. Sam Houston State University

    1806 Ave J, Huntsville, Texas 77340

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  9. Southern Methodist University

    6425 Boaz St, Dallas, Texas 75275-0221

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  10. Southwestern University

    1001 University Ave, Georgetown, Texas 78626

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  11. Texas State University-San Marcos

    601 University Dr, San Marcos, Texas 78666

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  12. Southwestern Adventist University

    100 W Hillcrest, Keene, Texas 76059

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  13. Texas A & M University

    College Station, Texas 77843-1244

    58 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  14. The University of Texas at Arlington

    701 S. Nedderman Dr., Arlington, Texas 76013

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  15. The University of Texas at Austin

    Austin, Texas 78712

    45 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  16. The University of Texas at El Paso

    500 W. University Ave, El Paso, Texas 79968-0691

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  17. Texas Christian University

    2800 S University Dr, Fort Worth, Texas 76129

    97 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  18. The University of Texas at San Antonio

    One UTSA Circle, San Antonio, Texas 78249-1644

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
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  19. Texas Tech University

    Broadway and University Avenue, Lubbock, Texas 79409-5005

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
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  20. Texas Wesleyan University

    1201 Wesleyan St, Fort Worth, Texas 76105-1536

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  21. West Texas A & M University

    2501 4th Ave, Canyon, Texas 79016-0001

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Texas Vs. National Public Relations Employment

Texas 2,670
National 53,460

Approximately 5% of the country's public relations professionals work in Texas state.

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In Texas

2,200 2,040 2,210 2,410 2,670
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of public relations professionals is growing in Texas. There were 470 more public relations professionals working in Texas in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of public relations has grown by 21% in Texas. This growth 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 Texas

$88,880 $98,710 $102,820 $104,530 $104,430
$42,701 $44,703 $45,514 $47,910 $49,136
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The amount earned by public relations professionals is increasing in Texas. The mean salary for public relations professionals in 2006 was $88,880 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $104,430 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in Texas

10th percentile
$49,960
25th percentile
$65,260
50th percentile
$93,420
75th percentile
$128,090
90th percentile
$162,760

Thus, there was a 15% growth in public relations professionals' salaries. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. There is a 226% pay differential between the highest paid public relations professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of public relations in Texas.

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in Texas

Advertising
$73,532
Business Administration
$92,323
Business Management
$104,385
Communications
$38,120
Fashion Marketing
$76,060
Marketing
$93,977
Political Science
$71,545
Public Relations
$104,430

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

Educational Trends

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

associate
3
bachelor
26
master
5
doctor
1
Certificate
0
Total35

As the number of public relations professionals is increasing in Texas state, the number of students graduating from the 21 accredited public relations schools in Texas state is decreasing. In 2006, 1,778 students graduated from public relations courses in Texas. And in 2010, 1,714 students graduated.

Thus there was a 4% percent decrease in the number of public relations school degree or certificate graduates in Texas. 74% of these graduates received a bachelor's degree in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in Texas

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