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2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

There are about 62,431 students enrolled in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

26,065

Vs. National Avg.

65%

popularity Rank

#50

cost

Average

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$28K

Vs. National Avg.

17%

cost Rank

#168

salary

Average

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$43K

Vs. National Avg.

7%

salary Rank

#181

professors

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

2%

professors Rank

#232

students

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

0%

students Rank

#247

SUMMARY

A degree in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication is not only a valuable choice, but frequently a mandatory first step for undergraduates aspiring to enter a career as a public relations coordinator, a brand ambassador, or a workplace culture consultant. Interestingly, public relations, advertising, and applied communication is pretty common ranking as the 32nd most popular major. Last academic year, there were 16,785 public relations, advertising, and applied communication graduates. In-state tuition for public relations, advertising, and applied communication at private colleges is, on average, 3.4 times more spendy than their public equivalents.

There are 400 universities which offer public relations, advertising, and applied communication. This number of colleges is on par with other majors offered in the United States. If you're looking to surround yourself with other public relations, advertising, and applied communication undergraduates, consider looking at universities in Texas which have the most undergrads admitted to public relations, advertising, and applied communication annually. less precisely, the best region to study public relations, advertising, and applied communication is in the Southeast region with The University of Alabama, University of Florida, and University of Georgia best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection for the best conference to study public relations, advertising, and applied communication is the Southeastern Conference with The University of Alabama, University of Florida, and University of Georgia representing the conference. From our list of the best colleges, our belief is that the best school for public relations, advertising, and applied communication is University of Southern California.

The overall 'best' school is not necessarily the best school for you. There can be tons of facets to consider when choosing college. Features like campus amenities, transportation services, and food would definitely refashion your inclinations on which school to attend. At Authority, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which public relations, advertising, and applied communication college is home to the top campus, the answer is Michigan State University. If, for example, you are very interested in which university boasts the top campus, we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, student reviews, government databases, and more in order to evaluate each major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the schools with the best student life&nbspand our choice of the college with the best student life for public relations, advertising, and applied communication is University of Florida. Are you curious why? Keep reading to learn more about our top selections. Many of our decisions will probably shock you.

If cost is a primary influence in your decisions, you might consider avoiding University of Southern California. University of Southern California&nbspappears to be the most expensive school for public relations, advertising, and applied communication, at least for out of state enrollment. We do have a page for the most expensive&nbspschools that might put the price tag at University of Southern California&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you may care to know that public relations, advertising, and applied communication is the 100th most expensive major in America, with an average expense of $39,000. On a broader scale, the most costly state for public relations, advertising, and applied communication in the nation is District of Columbia with costs at the primary three universities American University, George Washington University, and Howard University of $49,070, $54,453, and $54,453 respectively. To zoom out even further, the most costly region of the country for public relations, advertising, and applied communication is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with Chapman University with a cost of $54,540, Pepperdine University with a cost of $55,640, and University of Southern California with a cost of $57,256.

Our cheapest region for public relations, advertising, and applied communication is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Metropolitan State University of Denver with a cost of $20,009, Montana State University Billings with a cost of $17,678, and Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790. More optimistically, the most affordable college for public relations, advertising, and applied communication is Fashion Institute of Technology. Our entire list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state attendees can expect to pay around $10,100 for a degree in public relations, advertising, and applied communication. The cost grows by a lot to a median of $21,800 for an out-of-state public-school student. Our pick for the university with the best value for public relations, advertising, and applied communication: University of Southern California. Here you can see our comprehensive list on the schools we see as being the best value&nbspin general. With that said, this idea is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know where you live (and are not trying to collect that kind of data).

Earnings for public relations, advertising, and applied communication majors range widely, but within two years completing the major graduates will typically make around $42,000. There is a lot of variation in earnings potential; highest paid earners can experience pay up to $80,100. Even straight out of university, the minimum earning jobs within the public relations, advertising, and applied communication field earn $21,000, which could be worse. The highest earning graduates from public relations, advertising, and applied communication studied at University of Southern California&nbspand if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of public relations, advertising, and applied communication is subpar, being in the 38th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the most composite diversity for public relations, advertising, and applied communication is George Washington University&nbspand here you can find our comprehensive list of the universities with the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication major only stands within the 29th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually greater, in the 37th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest proportion, 67%, of students studying public relations, advertising, and applied communication. Additionally, 75% of scholars seeking a public relations, advertising, and applied communication major are women.

The median score of public relations, advertising, and applied communication professors is 4 stars, a score which is surprisingly the median across every major; which is a fine. If you want the most popular public relations, advertising, and applied communication instructor nationally, look no further than Shawn Carraher at The University of Texas at Dallas. It might surprise you, but the best ranked instructors for public relations, advertising, and applied communication by student come from Temple University. If we including information beyond basic rankings it becomes clear that the school with comprehensively the best professors for public relations, advertising, and applied communication is University of Miami. You will find more detail on our evolving ranking methodology of the best overall professors here, as well as many of the best examples of professors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult school to get into for public relations, advertising, and applied communication is University of Southern California. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have an extensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you believe that looking at university from examples mainly formed from superlatives can create problems. We encourage you to explore our more nuanced pages on individual schools and explore a couple of our background pages on useful things to consider as your university search develops.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

The University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX | https://www.utexas.edu/

32%

Acceptance

54,243

Students

#81

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Boston University

Boston, MA | www.bu.edu/

20%

Acceptance

42,047

Students

#35

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Washington University in St Louis

Saint Louis, MO | www.wustl.edu/

16%

Acceptance

17,893

Students

#18

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA | www.wlu.edu/

25%

Acceptance

2,269

Students

#43

Ranking

$57K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL | www.miami.edu/

33%

Acceptance

19,971

Students

#73

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Florida State University

Tallahassee, FL | https://www.fsu.edu/

32%

Acceptance

47,836

Students

#138

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL | www.ufl.edu/

31%

Acceptance

58,857

Students

#76

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

University of Georgia

Athens, GA | www.uga.edu/

48%

Acceptance

42,941

Students

#120

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Tulane University of Louisiana

New Orleans, LA | https://tulane.edu/

11%

Acceptance

14,652

Students

#71

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Southern Methodist University

Dallas, TX | https://www.smu.edu/

53%

Acceptance

12,963

Students

#100

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

University Park, PA |

0%

Acceptance

0

Students

#0

Ranking

$0

Tuition

A−

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Oklahoma State University-Main Campus

Stillwater, OK | www.okstate.edu/

67%

Acceptance

26,463

Students

#453

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX | www.tcu.edu/

48%

Acceptance

11,506

Students

#119

Ranking

$52K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Pepperdine University

Malibu, CA | www.pepperdine.edu/

42%

Acceptance

10,579

Students

#109

Ranking

$58K

Tuition

A

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Florida International University

Miami, FL | www.fiu.edu/

58%

Acceptance

73,970

Students

#364

Ranking

$19K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus

Cincinnati, OH | www.uc.edu/

76%

Acceptance

46,140

Students

#632

Ranking

$27K

Tuition

A

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

University of South Carolina-Columbia

Columbia, SC | www.sc.edu/

68%

Acceptance

38,526

Students

#258

Ranking

$34K

Tuition

A

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL | www.usf.edu/

49%

Acceptance

60,343

Students

#220

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

A

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT | www.byu.edu/

69%

Acceptance

39,086

Students

#198

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Auburn University

Auburn, AL | www.auburn.edu/

85%

Acceptance

32,840

Students

#276

Ranking

$32K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

American University

Washington, DC | www.american.edu/

39%

Acceptance

16,032

Students

#94

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, AL | www.ua.edu/

80%

Acceptance

42,096

Students

#403

Ranking

$31K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, TX | www.ttu.edu/

70%

Acceptance

41,909

Students

#406

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

A

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication

Iowa State University

Ames, IA | www.iastate.edu/

88%

Acceptance

35,319

Students

#375

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

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