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2021 Best Public Relations & Advertising Associate's Degree Schools

4 Colleges
$30,500 Avg Salary
$12,000 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Public Relations & Advertising Associate's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 20,156 people earned a degree or certificate in public relations and advertising, making the major the #58 most popular in the United States.

Today's students have lots of options to pick from when considering higher education opportunities. Along with traditional schools that require in-person attendence, you can attend one of many reputable online schools. Some programs even offer a hybrid experience. Alternatively, you may choose a trade school that prepares you to enter the workforce with knowledge in a specific field.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Course Advisor has developed this Best Public Relations & Advertising Associate's Degree Schools ranking. Our analysis looked at 4 schools in the United States to see which associate's degree programs offered the best educational experiences for students. To come up with a school's ranking, we analyzed numerous factors related to post-graduation wages, the quality of education offered by the school, average accumulated student debt, and more.

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2021 Best Public Relations & Advertising Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

Check out the public relations associate's degree programs at these schools if you want to get the best education that money can buy.

Top Schools for an Associate's in Public Relations

Our 2021 rankings named Fashion Institute of Technology the best school in the United States for public relations and advertising students working on their associate’s degree. Located in the city of New York, FIT SUNY is a public school with a medium-sized student population.

Public Relations majors at FIT SUNY take out an average of $10,879 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $125.

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Out of the 4 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Tulane University of Louisiana landed the # 2 spot on the list. Located in the city of New Orleans, Tulane is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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#3

Franklin University

Columbus, OH

Out of the 4 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Franklin University landed the # 3 spot on the list. Located in the large city of Columbus, Franklin University is a private not-for-profit school with a moderately-sized student population.

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#4

Full Sail University

Winter Park, FL

Out of the 4 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Full Sail University landed the # 4 spot on the list. Located in the large suburb of Winter Park, Full Sail University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

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Public Relations & Advertising by Region

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 5 majors within the area of study, public relations and advertising has other similar majors worth exploring.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 68,301
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 16,150
Journalism 15,466
Communication & Journalism (Other) 1,784
Publishing 297

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 4 schools only.

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Bill Koplitz.

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