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Public Relations & Advertising at Point Park University

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Public Relations & Advertising at Point Park University

If you plan to study public relations and advertising, take a look at what Point Park University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Point Park is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and approximately 3,591 students attend the school each year. Of the 616 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Point Park University in 2021, 18 of them were public relations and advertising majors.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Public Relations & Advertising section at the bottom of this page.

Point Park Public Relations & Advertising Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations

Online Classes Are Available at Point Park

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? Point Park offers distance education options for public relations at the following degree levels:

Point Park Public Relations & Advertising Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the public relations progam at Point Park 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 public relations major at Point Park is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Public Relations & Advertising. 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 Online Public Relations & Advertising Graduate Certificate Schools 12
Most Popular Online Public Relations & Advertising Schools 47
Most Focused Public Relations & Advertising Schools 134
Most Popular Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools 153

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in public relations from Point Park. This is the #106 most popular school for public relations master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Point Park Public Relations Graduates

The median salary of public relations students who receive their bachelor's degree at Point Park is $34,010. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $36,826 for all public relations students.


Public Relations Student Demographics at Point Park

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the public relations majors at Point Park University.

Point Park Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Program

67% Women
28% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 18 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Public Relations & Advertising from Point Park in 2020-2021, 33% were men and 67% were women. The typical public relations bachelor's degree program is made up of only 28% men. So male students are more repesented at Point Park since its program graduates 5% more men than average.


About 72% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in public relations at Point Park 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 Point Park University with a bachelor's in public relations.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 13
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Point Park also has a doctoral program available in public relations. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Public Relations Grads May Go Into

A degree in public relations 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 Point Park University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Public Relations Specialists 8,390 $61,510
Editors 3,020 $62,870
Community Health Workers 2,000 $41,550
Technical Writers 1,810 $70,060
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 1,620 $123,600


*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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