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Communication & Journalism at New York University

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

NYU is located in New York, New York and approximately 52,775 students attend the school each year. Of the 6,752 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from New York University in 2021, 368 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.

NYU Communication & Journalism Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at NYU

Don't have the time or the flexibility in your schedule to take traditional classes? Online courses may be the perfect solution for you. They allow independent learners to study when and where they want to while offering the rigor of in-person classes.

NYU does offer online education options in communication and journalism for the following degree levels for those interested in distance learning:

  • Master’s Degree

NYU Communication & Journalism Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the communication and journalism progam at NYU 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 communication and journalism major at NYU 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
Most Popular Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools 62
Most Focused Communication & Journalism Doctor’s Degree Schools 69

In 2021, 297 students received their master’s degree in communication and journalism from NYU. This makes it the #5 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 NYU

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

NYU Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Program

85% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 368 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism from NYU. About 15% were men and 85% were women.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 4% more racial-ethnic minorities in its communication and journalism bachelor's program than the national average.*

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 55
Black or African American 20
Hispanic or Latino 62
White 106
International Students 94
Other Races/Ethnicities 31

NYU Communication & Journalism Master’s Program

79% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2020-2021 academic year, 297 students earned a master's degree in communication and journalism from NYU. About 79% of these graduates were women and the other 21% were men.


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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 12
Black or African American 25
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 81
International Students 138
Other Races/Ethnicities 16

NYU 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

If you plan to be a communication and journalism major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at New York University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 530
Communication & Journalism (Other) 97
Publishing 29
Journalism 14

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 New York 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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