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Communication & Journalism at Boston College

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Communication & Journalism at Boston College

Every communication and journalism school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the communication and journalism program at Boston College stacks up to those at other schools.

Boston College is located in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and has a total student population of 14,934. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 168 students received a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism from Boston College.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Communication & Journalism section at the bottom of this page.

Boston College Communication & Journalism Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication & Journalism

Boston College Communication & Journalism Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the communication and journalism progam at Boston College compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The communication and journalism major at Boston College is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Communication & Journalism. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools 155
Best Value Communication & Journalism Schools 436
Most Focused Communication & Journalism Schools 589

Communication & Journalism Student Demographics at Boston College

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the communication and journalism majors at Boston College.

Boston College Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Program

76% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 24% of communication and journalism bachelor's degrees went to men and 76% went to women.


About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism at Boston College are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Boston College with a bachelor's in communication and journalism.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 11
Black or African American 13
Hispanic or Latino 22
White 94
International Students 12
Other Races/Ethnicities 16

Boston College also has a doctoral program available in communication and journalism. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Communication & Journalism

Communication & Journalism majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from Boston College. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Communication & Media Studies 168

Careers That Communication & Journalism Grads May Go Into

A degree in communication and journalism can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for MA, the home state for Boston College.

Occupation Jobs in MA Average Salary in MA
Managers 8,660 $131,450
Public Relations Specialists 7,040 $68,610
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 5,090 $131,460
Community Health Workers 3,660 $44,500
Producers and Directors 3,250 $70,480


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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