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Communication & Media Studies at Pennsylvania State University - Altoona

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Communication & Media Studies at Pennsylvania State University - Altoona

What traits are you looking for in a communications school? To help you decide if Pennsylvania State University - Altoona is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's communications program.

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 students received a bachelor's degree in communications from Penn State Altoona.

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.

Penn State Altoona Communication & Media Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications

Penn State Altoona Communication & Media Studies Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks communications programs across the country. The following shows how Penn State Altoona performed in these rankings.

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 communications major at Penn State Altoona 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 Focused Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 525
Most Focused Communication & Media Studies Schools 609
Most Popular Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 789
Most Popular Communication & Media Studies Schools 969

How Much Do Communications Graduates from Penn State Altoona Make?

The median salary of communications students who receive their bachelor's degree at Penn State Altoona is $31,000. This is less than $31,700, which is the national average of all communications majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.

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Communications Student Demographics at Penn State Altoona

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

Penn State Altoona Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Program

29% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications from Penn State Altoona. About 71% were men and 29% were women. The typical communications bachelor's degree program is made up of only 36% men. So male students are more repesented at Penn State Altoona since its program graduates 36% more men than average.

Penn State Altoona Gender Breakdown of Communication & Media Studies Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 86% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in communications at Penn State Altoona 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 Pennsylvania State University - Altoona with a bachelor's in communications.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Communication & Media Studies Majors at Pennsylvania State University - Altoona
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 6
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Penn State Altoona also has a doctoral program available in communications. In 2019, 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 PA, the home state for Pennsylvania State University - Altoona.

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

References

*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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