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Communication & Media Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus

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Communication & Media Studies at Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus

Every communication and media studies school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the communications program at Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus stacks up to those at other schools.

IUP is located in Indiana, Pennsylvania and approximately 10,037 students attend the school each year. Of the 1,834 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus in 2021, 84 of them were communication and media studies majors.

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.

IUP Communication & Media Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications
  • Doctorate Degree in Communications

IUP Communication & Media Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the communications progam at IUP 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 IUP 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
Best Communication & Media Studies Schools 430

Earnings of IUP Communications Graduates

The median salary of communications students who receive their bachelor's degree at IUP is $26,443. This is less than $32,435, which is the national average of all communications majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Communications Student Demographics at IUP

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the communications majors at Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus.

IUP Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Program

39% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 84 communications students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from IUP, about 61% were men and 39% were women. The typical communications bachelor's degree program is made up of only 36% men. So male students are more repesented at IUP since its program graduates 25% more men than average.


About 76% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in communications at IUP are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus with a bachelor's in communications.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 64
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

IUP also has a doctoral program available in communications. In 2021, 7 students 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 PA, the home state for Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Public Relations Specialists 8,390 $61,510
Editors 3,020 $62,870
Writers and Authors 1,400 $60,140
Reporters and Correspondents 1,330 $39,600
Communications Professors 1,280 $76,720


*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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