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Public Relations Schools In Massachusetts

Massachusetts has 8 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 Massachusetts, and the future trends in public relations training at the following levels:


  1. Boston University

    One Silber Way, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

    53 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Cape Cod Community College

    2240 Iyannough Rd, West Barnstable, Massachusetts 02668-1599

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. Emerson College

    120 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116-4624

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  4. The New England Institute of Art

    10 Brookline Place West, Brookline, Massachusetts 02445-7295

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  5. Northeastern University

    360 Huntington Ave, Boston, Massachusetts 02115-5005

    62 U.S. News National University Ranking
  6. Regis College

    235 Wellesley St, Weston, Massachusetts 02493-1571

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  7. Salem State University

    352 Lafayette St, Salem, Massachusetts 01970

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  8. Suffolk University

    8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill, Boston, Massachusetts 02108-2770

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Massachusetts Vs. National Public Relations Employment

Massachusetts 2,120
National 53,460

Approximately 4% of the country's public relations professionals work in Massachusetts state.

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In Massachusetts

1,800 1,830 2,080 2,020 2,120
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In Massachusetts, the field of public relations is growing. 320 more public relations professionals were working in Massachusetts in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of public relations has grown by 18% in Massachusetts. 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 Massachusetts

$107,400 $112,340 $114,040 $114,220 $115,930
$49,058 $52,712 $53,675 $55,178 $56,645
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Public Relations
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of public relations professionals is growing, the salaries paid to public relations professionals are increasing in Massachusetts. In 2006 public relations professionals made a mean salary of $107,400 per year, and in 2010 they made $115,930 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in Massachusetts

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Thus, there was a 7% growth in public relations professionals' salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. Within the field of public relations, there is a huge variation in pay, with the highest paid public relations professionals earning 173% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket in Massachusetts state.

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in Massachusetts

Business Administration
Business Management
Fashion Marketing
Political Science
Public Relations

In Massachusetts, public relations professionals make, on average, more than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

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


The number of students graduating from the 8 accredited public relations schools in Massachusetts is increasing. In Massachusetts, there were 235 graduates in 2006. And there were 320 graduates from public relations courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 36% percent increase in the number of public relations school degree or certificate graduates in Massachusetts. 50% of these graduates received an bachelor's degree in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in Massachusetts

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Currently we are in the process of collecting data for the number of public relations faculty in Massachusetts, growth in the field of public relations academia and faculty salaries in Massachusetts. If you are involved in teaching public relations courses to students at the certificate in public relations, associates degree in public relations, bachelors degree in public relations, and masters degree in public relations levels, please anonymously submit your information in the field below. By doing so, you will be helping us build a valuable database resource for the benefit of current and future public relations faculty in Massachusetts. 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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