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Communications Schools In Idaho

There are 9 accredited communications schools in Idaho for faculty who teach communications classes to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in communications in the state of Idaho, which encompasses communications training at the following levels:


  1. Boise State University

    1910 University Dr, Boise, Idaho 83725

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  2. Idaho State University

    921 S 8th Ave, Pocatello, Idaho 83209

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  3. University of Idaho

    875 Perimeter Drive, Moscow, Idaho 83844-2282

    160 U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Lewis-Clark State College

    500 8th Ave, Lewiston, Idaho 83501-2698

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  5. North Idaho College

    1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814-2199

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  6. Northwest Nazarene University

    623 S. Holly St, Nampa, Idaho 83686-5897

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  7. Brigham Young University-Idaho

    525 S Center, Rexburg, Idaho 83460

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  8. College of Southern Idaho

    315 Falls Ave., Twin Falls, Idaho 83301

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  9. College of Western Idaho

    5500 East Opportunity Drive, Nampa, Idaho 83687

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Professional Trends

Idaho Vs. National Communications Employment

Idaho 2,220
National 439,660

Of all of the communications professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Idaho state.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Idaho

2,290 2,450 2,420 2,190 2,220
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Idaho, communications is a shrinking field. 70 less communications professionals were working in Idaho in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of communications has shrunk by 3% in Idaho. This decline is slower than the change in the number of communications professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 8% from 2006 to 2010.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Idaho

$38,720 $40,153 $40,048 $37,685 $36,973
$39,304 $39,293 $42,361 $42,993 $44,477
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to communications professionals are declining in Idaho. In 2006 communications professionals made a mean salary of $38,720 per year, and in 2010 they made $36,973 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Idaho

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This represents a decline in salaries of 5%. State trends for all professions are quite different from this decline. In Idaho state, within the field of communications, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid communications professionals earn 245% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Idaho

Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations
Visual Communications

In Idaho, communications professionals earn, on average, less than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

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


As the number of communications professionals is decreasing in Idaho state, the number of students graduating from the 9 accredited communications schools in Idaho state is increasing. In 2006, 379 students graduated from communications courses in Idaho. And in 2010, 604 students graduated.

This represents a 59% increase in the number of communications degree or certificate school graduates in Idaho state. Most of these graduates, or 65%, earned an bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Idaho

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