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Public Relations Schools In North Carolina

In North Carolina, there are 3 accredited schools where public relations classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in public relations in the state of North Carolina, which encompasses public relations training at the public relations bachelors degree level.


  1. Appalachian State University

    Boone, North Carolina 28608

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Campbell University

    450 Leslie Campbell Ave, Buies Creek, North Carolina 27506

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking
  3. North Carolina A & T State University

    1601 E Market St, Greensboro, North Carolina 27411

    n/a U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

North Carolina Vs. National Public Relations Employment

North Carolina 1,260
National 53,460

Of all of the public relations professionals in the country, nearly 2% are in the state of North Carolina.

Employment Growth for Public relations professionals In North Carolina

1,140 1,180 1,230 1,310 1,260
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

In North Carolina, public relations is a growing field. In 2010 there were 120 more public relations professionals working in North Carolina than there were in 2006. Thus, the field of public relations has grown by 11% in North Carolina. This growth is slower than the national trend for public relations professionals which shows a 21% increase in the number of public relations professionals working around the nation.

Public Relations VS. All Professions salaries in North Carolina

$73,260 $84,810 $95,050 $96,700 $98,190
$42,193 $43,618 $45,387 $46,982 $48,254
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 North Carolina. In 2006 public relations professionals made a mean salary of $73,260 per year, and in 2010 they made $98,190 per year.

Salary percentiles for Public relations professionals in North Carolina

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25th percentile
50th percentile
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90th percentile

This represents a 25% growth in salaries. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. In North Carolina state, within the field of public relations, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid public relations professionals earn 208% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Public relations professionals and related professions in North Carolina

Business Administration
Business Management
Fashion Marketing
Political Science
Public Relations

In North Carolina, 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 North Carolina


As the number of public relations professionals is increasing in North Carolina state, the number of students graduating from the 3 accredited public relations schools in North Carolina state is decreasing. In 2006 there were 152 public relations graduates from public relations courses in North Carolina and in 2010 there were 135 graduates.

Thus there was a 11% percent decrease in the number of public relations school degree or certificate graduates in North Carolina. Most of these graduates, or 100%, earned a bachelor's degree in public relations.

Public Relations Faculty Salaries in North Carolina

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