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Communications Schools In North Dakota

Communications classes faculty can choose to work at one of 8 accredited communications schools in North Dakota. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the communications academic community in North Dakota, and the future trends in communications training at the following levels:


  1. Dickinson State University

    291 Campus Drive, Dickinson, North Dakota 58601-4896

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Jamestown College

    608 6th St NE, Jamestown, North Dakota 58405

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

    7500 University Dr, Bismarck, North Dakota 58504

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. Mayville State University

    330 Third Street NE, Mayville, North Dakota 58257-1299

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Minot State University

    500 University Ave W, Minot, North Dakota 58707

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. University of North Dakota

    Grand Forks, North Dakota 58202-8193

    164 U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. North Dakota State University-Main Campus

    1301 12th Avenue North, Fargo, North Dakota 58108-6050

    181 U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Valley City State University

    101 College St SW, Valley City, North Dakota 58072

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

North Dakota Vs. National Communications Employment

North Dakota 1,560
National 439,660

Of all of the communications professionals in the country, nearly 0% are in the state of North Dakota.

Employment Growth for Communications professionals In North Dakota

1,440 1,610 1,580 1,520 1,560
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of communications professionals is growing in North Dakota. There were 120 more communications professionals working in North Dakota in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of communications has grown by 8% in North Dakota. This growth 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 North Dakota

$33,302 $32,027 $33,692 $32,728 $32,683
$38,611 $40,428 $41,355 $43,390 $43,459
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Communications
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

In North Dakota, as the number of communications professionals is growing, the salaries earned by communications professionals are decreasing. In 2006 communications professionals made a mean salary of $33,302 per year, and in 2010 they made $32,683 per year.

Salary percentiles for Communications professionals in North Dakota

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This represents a decline in salaries of 2%. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In North Dakota state, within the field of communications, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid communications professionals earn 200% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Communications professionals and related professions in North Dakota

Creative Writing
Fashion Marketing
Public Relations
Visual Communications

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

Educational Trends

Communications programs available for each degree type for all schools in North Dakota


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited communications schools in North Dakota is decreasing. In 2006, 167 students graduated from communications courses in North Dakota. And in 2010, 165 students graduated.

Thus there was a 1% percent decrease in the number of communications school degree or certificate graduates in North Dakota. Most of these graduates, or 75%, earned a bachelor's degree in communications.

Communications Faculty Salaries in North Dakota

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of communications faculty in North Dakota, growth in the field of communications academia and faculty salaries in North Dakota. If you are involved in teaching communications courses to students at the bachelors degree in communications, masters degree in communications, and doctoral degree in communications levels, please take a moment to anonymously submit your information to help us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future faculty in the field of communications in North Dakota. Once you submit your information, you will get a chance to see an overview of what we have learned thus far from you and your peers.

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