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Public Relations & Advertising Schools in North Carolina

436 Public Relations students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

A Public Relations & Advertising major is the 69th most popular major in this state.

Education Levels of Public Relations & Advertising Majors in North Carolina

Public Relations majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 418
Master’s Degree 18

Gender Distribution

In North Carolina, a public relations major is more popular with women than with men.

Public Relations & Advertising Majors in NC Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of public relations majors in North Carolina is as follows:

  • Asian: 1.4%
  • Black or African American: 6.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 4.8%
  • White: 78.7%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 1.4%
  • Other Races: 6.9%
Public Relations & Advertising Majors in NC Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Public Relations & Advertising Grads in North Carolina

There are 15,020 people in the state and 726,240 people in the nation working in public relations jobs.

Public Relations & Advertising Jobs Nationwide vs. NC

Wages for Public Relations & Advertising Jobs in North Carolina

In this state, public relations grads earn an average of $65,770. Nationwide, they make an average of $69,480.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 13 colleges in North Carolina that offer public relations degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

174 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
19,108 Total Students

71% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 77% of the teachers are full time. The student loan default rate of 3.60% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments.

155 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
6,991 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 0.90%. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1. This private school has an average net price of $35,160.

#3

Campbell University

Buies Creek
27 Degrees in Major Awarded
50% Graduation Rate
6,448 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $21,434. 15 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 4.60%.

27 Degrees in Major Awarded
54% Graduation Rate
3,689 Total Students

Roughly six years after entering college, graduates of this school earn $33,200 a year. The average student takes 4.24 years to complete their degree at Wingate. The full-time teacher rate is 100%.

#5

Meredith College

Raleigh
23 Degrees in Major Awarded
62% Graduation Rate
1,905 Total Students

It takes the average student 4.17 years to graduate. An average student at Meredith will pay a net price of $24,366. The student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1.

18 Degrees in Major Awarded
76% Graduation Rate
35,479 Total Students

70% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. A typical student attending NC State will pay a net price of $16,404. Grads earn an average early-career salary of $41,200 after earning their degree at this institution.

8 Degrees in Major Awarded
42% Graduation Rate
910 Total Students

14 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. The average student takes 4.31 years to complete their degree at WPU. This private institution charges an average net price of $24,016.

#8

Methodist University

Fayetteville
2 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
2,092 Total Students

This private school has an average net price of $31,430. It takes the average student 4.52 years to graduate. 10 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

1 Degrees in Major Awarded
39% Graduation Rate
3,208 Total Students

Seeking financial aid? At this school, 100% of students receive it. It takes the average student 4.26 years to graduate. Graduates earn an average $34,500 after graduation.

#9

Duke University

Durham
1 Degrees in Major Awarded
95% Graduation Rate
16,606 Total Students

66% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. 7 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. This private institution charges an average net price of $23,442.

Public Relations & Advertising Careers in NC

Some of the careers public relations majors go into include:

Job Title NC Job Growth NC Median Salary
Community Health Workers 20% $36,850
Technical Writers 19% $73,740
Public Relations Specialists 14% $59,210
Artist, Athlete, and Performer Agents and Business Managers 13% $59,380
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 13% $112,290
Advertising and Promotions Managers 12% $125,600
Communications Professors 11% $62,730
Sports Entertainers and Performers 9% $0
Broadcast News Analysts 0% $71,760
Radio and Television Announcers -12% $29,690
Reporters and Correspondents -18% $33,990

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to public relations.

Major Annual Graduates in NC
Communication & Media Studies 3,041
Radio, TV & Digital Communication 222
Journalism 123

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