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Communications Schools In Montana

In Montana, there are 6 accredited schools where communications classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in communications in the state of Montana, which encompasses communications training at the following levels:


  1. Carroll College

    1601 N Benton Ave, Helena, Montana 59625-0002

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Montana State University-Billings

    1500 University Drive, Billings, Montana 59101-0298

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Flathead Valley Community College

    777 Grandview Dr, Kalispell, Montana 59901

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. The University of Montana

    Missoula, Montana, Missoula, Montana 59812

    194 U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Montana State University-Northern

    300 W 11th St, Havre, Montana 59501

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Rocky Mountain College

    1511 Poly Drive, Billings, Montana 59102-1796

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Montana Vs. National Communications Employment

Montana 1,820
National 439,660

Of all of the communications professionals that work in the US, approximately 0% work in Montana state.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In Montana

1,570 1,700 2,010 1,930 1,820
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Communications is a growing field in Montana. 250 more communications professionals were working in Montana in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of communications has grown by 16% in Montana. This is faster than the trend for communications professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of communications professionals has shrunk by 8% between 2006 and 2010.

Communications VS. All Professions salaries in Montana

$35,360 $32,178 $34,017 $31,990 $33,978
$36,004 $38,366 $39,610 $41,917 $43,181
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of communications professionals is growing, the salaries paid to communications professionals are decreasing in Montana. Communications professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $35,360 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $33,978 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in Montana

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This represents a decline in salaries of 4%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In the state of Montana, there is a huge variation in pay, within the field of communications. The pay differential between the highest paid communications professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket is 169%

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in Montana

Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations
Visual Communications

In Montana, communications professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 6 accredited communications schools in Montana is increasing. In 2006, 98 students graduated from communications courses in Montana. And in 2010, 104 students graduated.

This represents a 6% increase in the number of communications degree or certificate school graduates in Montana state. A majority of these graduates, or 75%, graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in Montana

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