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Communication & Media Studies at Chapman University

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Communication & Media Studies at Chapman University

What traits are you looking for in a communications school? To help you decide if Chapman University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's communications program.

Chapman is located in Orange, California and approximately 9,850 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 69 students received a bachelor's degree in communications from Chapman.

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

Chapman Communication & Media Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications

Chapman Communication & Media Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the communications progam at Chapman compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The communications major at Chapman is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Communication & Media Studies. 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 & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 221
Best Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 315
Most Focused Communication & Media Studies Schools 506
Best Value Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 568

Earnings of Chapman Communications Graduates

The median salary of communications students who receive their bachelor's degree at Chapman is $27,500. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $31,700 for all communications students.


Communications Student Demographics at Chapman

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the communications majors at Chapman University.

Chapman Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Program

78% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 69 communications students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from Chapman, about 22% were men and 78% were women.

Chapman Gender Breakdown of Communication & Media Studies Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 6% more racial-ethnic minorities in its communications bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Chapman University with a bachelor's in communications.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Communication & Media Studies Majors at Chapman University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 12
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 33
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 13

Chapman also has a doctoral program available in communications. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Communications Grads May Go Into

A degree in communications can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for CA, the home state for Chapman University.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Public Relations Specialists 26,820 $72,910
Editors 11,060 $78,150
Writers and Authors 7,910 $96,910
Reporters and Correspondents 3,430 $67,820
Radio and Television Announcers 2,780 $78,840


*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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