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Communication & Journalism at Cornell University

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Communication & Journalism at Cornell University

If you plan to study communication and journalism, take a look at what Cornell University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Cornell is located in Ithaca, New York and has a total student population of 23,620. Of the 4,287 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in 2021, 87 of them were communication and journalism majors.

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.

Cornell Communication & Journalism Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication & Journalism
  • Master’s Degree in Communication & Journalism
  • Doctorate Degree in Communication & Journalism

Cornell Communication & Journalism Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the communication and journalism progam at Cornell 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 communication and journalism major at Cornell 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
Best Value Communication & Journalism Doctor’s Degree Schools 7
Most Popular Communication & Journalism Schools 307
Most Focused Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools 995

In 2021, 8 students received their master’s degree in communication and journalism from Cornell. This makes it the #228 most popular school for communication and journalism master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 4 students who received their doctoral degrees in communication and journalism, making the school the #49 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Communication & Journalism Student Demographics at Cornell

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

Cornell Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Program

74% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 87 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism from Cornell. About 26% were men and 74% were women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 8
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 7
White 39
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 9

Cornell Communication & Journalism Master’s Program

100% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 8 students who earned a master's degree in Communication & Journalism from Cornell in 2020-2021, 0% were men and 100% were women.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 3
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Cornell also has a doctoral program available in communication and journalism. In 2021, 4 students graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Communication & Journalism

The following communication and journalism concentations are available at Cornell University. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Cornell University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Communication & Media Studies 99

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 NY, the home state for Cornell University.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Producers and Directors 26,110 $115,610
Public Relations Specialists 24,510 $74,000
Editors 19,140 $83,070
Managers 16,600 $124,160
Writers and Authors 7,410 $86,380


*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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