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Graphic Communications at Columbia College Chicago

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Graphic Communications at Columbia College Chicago

If you are interested in studying graphic communications, you may want to check out the program at Columbia College Chicago. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Columbia is located in Chicago, Illinois and has a total student population of 6,769. In 2021, 132 graphic communication majors received their bachelor's degree from Columbia.

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

Columbia Graphic Communications Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Communication

Columbia Graphic Communications Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the graphic communication progam at Columbia 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 graphic communication major at Columbia is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Graphic Communications. 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 Graphic Communications Bachelor’s Degree Schools 2
Most Focused Graphic Communications Bachelor’s Degree Schools 20
Best Graphic Communications Schools 39
Best Value Graphic Communications Schools 44

How Much Do Graphic Communication Graduates from Columbia Make?

The median salary of graphic communication students who receive their bachelor's degree at Columbia is $22,857. This is less than $26,669, which is the national average of all graphic communication majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Graphic Communication Student Demographics at Columbia

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the graphic communication majors at Columbia College Chicago.

Columbia Graphic Communications Bachelor’s Program

52% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 132 graphic communication majors earned their bachelor's degree from Columbia. Of these graduates, 48% were men and 52% were women.


About 51% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in graphic communication at Columbia are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 1% more racial-ethnic minorities in its graphic communication bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 32
White 67
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 8

Columbia also has a doctoral program available in graphic communication. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Graphic Communication Grads May Go Into

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

Occupation Jobs in IL Average Salary in IL
Printing Press Operators 9,590 $44,050
Data Entry Keyers 8,140 $36,210
Prepress Technicians 1,370 $48,110
Desktop Publishers 820 $38,610
Multimedia Artists and Animators 770 $61,440


*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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