Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Communication and Media Studies and the types of students that study this field. California State University-Fullerton awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Special Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design Schools and Lasell College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Communication and Media Studies. Tuition costs for Communication and Media Studies majors are, on average, $6,904 for in-state public colleges, and $31,032 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Communication and Media Studies programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.
Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Communications in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Communications is 40, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Communications degrees, and White students earn the majority (39,492) of the degrees.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Communication and Media Studies field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Communication and Media Studies majors need many skills, but most especially Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Communication and Media Studies majors need more than the average amount of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking.
These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Communication and Media Studies majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Writing is very distinctive for majors, but the Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.