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Communication & Media Studies at Kean University

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Communication & Media Studies at Kean University

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

Kean is located in Union, New Jersey and has a total student population of 14,064. In 2021, 156 communications majors received their bachelor's degree from Kean.

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.

Kean Communication & Media Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications

Kean Communication & Media Studies Rankings

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

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The communications major at Kean 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 96
Best Value Communication & Media Studies Schools 212
Best Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 385
Best Communication & Media Studies Schools 404

Earnings of Kean Communications Graduates

The median salary of communications students who receive their bachelor's degree at Kean is $29,817. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $32,435 for all communications students.


Communications Student Demographics at Kean

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

Kean Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Program

62% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 156 communications students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from Kean, about 38% were men and 62% were women. The typical communications bachelor's degree program is made up of only 36% men. So male students are more repesented at Kean since its program graduates 3% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 14% 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 Kean University with a bachelor's in communications.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 39
Hispanic or Latino 33
White 62
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 16

Kean also has a doctoral program available in communications. In 2021, 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 NJ, the home state for Kean University.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
Public Relations Specialists 3,850 $75,670
Editors 3,130 $74,130
Writers and Authors 1,050 $81,160
Communications Professors 940 $92,200
Reporters and Correspondents 590 $61,180


*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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