Other Communication & Media Studies

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2019
3,320
growing 15.3%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$9,050
growing 6.1%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$34,482
growing 3.8%
Average Wage
$74,826
growing 3.4%
People in Workforce
2.35M
growing 3.42%
Average Employee Age
40.3
growing 0.498%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Other Communication & Media Studies degree recipients are Los Angeles, CA, Rexburg, ID, and Chicago, IL. The locations with a relatively high number of Other Communication & Media Studies degree recipients are Sterling, KS, Franklin Springs, GA, and Milton, MA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Other Communication & Media Studies is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Other Communication & Media Studies and the types of students that study this field. Full Sail University awards the most degrees in Other Communication & Media Studies in the US, but Full Sail University and Sterling College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Other Communication & Media Studies.

Tuition costs for Other Communication & Media Studies majors are, on average, $9,050 for in-state public colleges, and $34,482 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Other Communication & Media Studies programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (118 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (1,735 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Other Communication & Media Studies

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Other Communication & Media Studies, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (1,735 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$9,050
Median In-State Public
$34,482
Median Out of State Private

Full Sail University has the most Other Communication & Media Studies degree recipients, with 609 degrees awarded in 2019.

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Specialized Colleges

Highest Concentration Institution
  1. 10.6%
  2. 8.85%
  3. 7.44%

Out of all institutions that offer Other Communication & Media Studies programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Full Sail University and Sterling College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Other Communication & Media Studies, with 10.6% and 8.85%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Other Communication & Media Studies

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Communications graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Communications majors is $74,826 and the most common occupations are Other managers, Marketing managers, and Elementary & middle school teachers.

The industry that employs the most Communications majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Communication & Media Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.
$74,826
Average Wage in Workforce
± $1,217
3.4%
1 Year Growth
± 2.26%

The average salary for Communications majors is $74,826 and the most common occupations are Other managers, Marketing managers, and Elementary & middle school teachers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Communication & Media Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Communications majors.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Communications majors, by number of employees, are Other managers, Marketing managers, and Elementary & middle school teachers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Communications majors working as News analysts, reporters, and journalists, Public relations specialists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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2.35M
2019 Workforce
± 37,327
3.42%
1 Year Growth
± 2.19%

The number of Communications graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.42%, from 2.27M in 2018 to 2.35M in 2019.

The largest single share of Communications graduates go on to work as Other managers (4.83%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Communications by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Communication & Media Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.
2.35M
2019 Workforce
± 37,327
3.42%
1 Year Growth
± 2.19%

The number of Communications graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.42%, from 2.27M in 2018 to 2.35M in 2019.

The industry which employs the most Communications graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Communications.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Communication & Media Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Communications majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Communications in the United States. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Communications is 40.3, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Communications degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Communications (1,832 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Communication & Media Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.
40.3
Average Age in 2019
± 0.195 Years
0.498%
1 Year Change
± 0.689%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Communications. The most common ages of employees with this major are 30 and 28 years old, which represent 3.51% and 3.36% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Other Communication & Media Studies are Bachelors Degree, < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Masters Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Communication & Media Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Communications are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (61.6%)
Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,832 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    447 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    374 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Other Communication & Media Studies for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination
  1. White Female
    825 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    464 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    133 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Other Communication & Media Studies. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Other Communication & Media Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Mexico
    16,326 degree recipients
  2. India
    15,049 degree recipients
  3. Philippines
    12,414 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Austria
    6.02 times more than expected
  2. Australia
    4.98 times more than expected
  3. Singapore
    3.96 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Austria that hold Communications degrees (6.02 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (16,326 degree recipients).

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