The ability to communicate clearly is a key skill in any field you work in, but how do communication and journalism majors stack up in terms of pay? If you want to study communication or journalism, pick a school where students with these majors go on to earn high salaries, as ranked in this list. This year PayScale has median salary data for communication and journalism majors from more than 100 colleges and universities.
Good schools for communications and journalism majors hoping to earn top dollar for their skills include the University of Southern California, New York University, Northwestern University and the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Colleges in big cities are a good bet for communication and journalism majors, as their proximity to big media outlets and companies will increase students' chances of getting internships and jobs instead of ending up on local news.