Best Master's Degrees in Communication in Colorado

A master’s in communication and media can translate to a variety of professional settings including business, marketing, public relations, government, and law. 

Three years after completing their degree, communications master’s graduates earn a weighted average salary of $53,921. Our rankings of communications graduate programs cover 71 of the 192 programs available, accounting for 62% of total conferrals. 

We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data. For more information on how we determine the best communication programs, please visit our methodology page.

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#1 in Colorado | #3 in Communications nationally

Colorado State University, Fort Collins

Fort Collins, Colorado

Economic score: 0.33

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $53,184

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $512

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $17,533

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.33

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in Colorado | #30 in Communications nationally

University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

Economic score: 0.74

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $59,846

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,281

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $47,421

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.79

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in Colorado | #56 in Communications nationally

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Economic score: 4.90

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $21,964

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $30,659

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $44,957

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 2.05

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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University of Colorado Denver, Anschutz Medical

Denver, Colorado

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University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado

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University of Northern Colorado

Greeley, Colorado

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How long does it take to pay down debt in comms & media studies in Colorado?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in comms & media studies is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with master's degree in comms & media studies earn in Colorado?

Salary

$52,184

The median master's degree in comms & media studies graduate earns $52,184 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in comms & media studies cost in Colorado?

Net cost

$30,247

The average annual cost of a master's degree in comms & media studies is $30,247. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.