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Public Relations Schools In Connecticut

Connecticut has 3 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 Connecticut, and the future trends in public relations training at the following levels:


  1. Central Connecticut State University

    1615 Stanley St, New Britain, Connecticut 06050

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Three Rivers Community College in Norwich

    574 New London Turnpike, Norwich, Connecticut 06360

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Quinnipiac University

    Mt Carmel Ave, Hamden, Connecticut 06518

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Connecticut Vs. National Public Relations Employment

Connecticut 990
National 53,460

Of all of the public relations professionals that work in the US, approximately 2% work in Connecticut state.

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In Connecticut

880 1,050 1,080 1,130 990
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Connecticut, public relations is a growing field. In Connecticut, 110 more public relations professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. So, in four years, the number of public relations professionals has grown by 13%. This growth is slower than the change in the number of public relations professionals around the country. Nationally, the number of public relations professionals has grown by 21% from 2006 to 2010.

Public Relations VS. All Professions salaries in Connecticut

$97,050 $103,070 $106,840 $97,090 $87,990
$49,084 $50,735 $51,943 $53,614 $54,947
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to public relations professionals are declining in Connecticut. The mean salary for public relations professionals in 2006 was $97,050 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $87,990 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in Connecticut

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Thus, public relations professionals' salaries declined by 10% in 4 years. This decline is quite different from state trends for all professionals. In Connecticut state, within the field of public relations, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid public relations professionals earn 266% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in Connecticut

Business Administration
Business Management
Fashion Marketing
Political Science
Public Relations

Public relations professionals in Connecticut earn, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 3 accredited public relations schools in Connecticut is increasing. In Connecticut, there were 96 graduates in 2006. And there were 115 graduates from public relations courses in 2010.

This represents a 20% increase in the number of public relations degree or certificate school graduates in Connecticut state. Most of these graduates, or 50%, earned a bachelor's degree in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in Connecticut

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