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Communications Schools In Arizona

In Arizona, there are 15 accredited schools where communications classes faculty can find employment. The trends in Arizona's communications academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in communications includes communications training at the following levels:


  1. Arizona State University

    Tempe, Arizona 85287

    132 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Arizona Western College

    2020 S. Avenue 8E, Yuma, Arizona 85365-8834

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. University of Arizona

    1401 E University, Tucson, Arizona 85721-0066

    124 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Cochise College

    4190 W Highway 80, Douglas, Arizona 85607-9724

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Eastern Arizona College

    615 N. Stadium Ave., Thatcher, Arizona 85552-0769

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Glendale Community College in Glendale, AZ

    6000 W Olive Ave, Glendale, Arizona 85302

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Grand Canyon University

    3300 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85017

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Mesa Community College

    1833 W Southern Ave, Mesa, Arizona 85202

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  9. Northern Arizona University

    Knoles Drive, Babbitt Administrative Center, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-4132

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking
  10. Ottawa University-Phoenix

    10020 North 25th Avenue, Phoenix, Arizona 85021

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  11. University of Phoenix-Phoenix-Hohokam Campus

    4635 E Elwood St, Phoenix, Arizona 85040-1958

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  12. Prescott College

    220 Grove Ave, Prescott, Arizona 86301

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  13. Rio Salado College

    2323 W 14th St, Tempe, Arizona 85281

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  14. Chandler/Gilbert Community College

    2626 E Pecos Rd, Chandler, Arizona 85225-2499

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  15. University of Phoenix-Online Campus

    3157 E. Elwood Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85034-7209

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Arizona Vs. National Communications Employment

Arizona 6,870
National 439,660

Of all of the communications professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of Arizona.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Arizona

7,430 8,820 8,960 8,130 6,870
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of communications professionals is shrinking in Arizona. In 2010 there were 560 less communications professionals working in Arizona than there were in 2006. Thus, in Arizona, this field has shrunk by 8% in four years. This decline is slower than the national trend for communications professionals which shows a 8% decrease in the number of communications professionals working around the nation.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Arizona

$38,453 $39,745 $36,078 $49,147 $51,767
$42,177 $43,423 $45,140 $46,513 $48,330
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of communications professionals is declining, the salaries paid to communications professionals are increasing in Arizona. In 2006 communications professionals made a mean salary of $38,453 per year, and in 2010 they made $51,767 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Arizona

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90th percentile

This represents a growth in salaries of 26%. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In Arizona state, within the field of communications, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid communications professionals earn 269% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Arizona

Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations
Visual Communications

Communications professionals in Arizona earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in Arizona


The number of students graduating from the 15 accredited communications schools in Arizona is increasing. In 2006, 741 students graduated from communications courses in Arizona. And in 2010, 1,194 students graduated.

Thus there was a 61% percent increase in the number of communications school degree or certificate graduates in Arizona. A majority of these graduates, or 39%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Arizona

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