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Communication & Journalism at Rider University

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

Rider is located in Lawrenceville, New Jersey and has a total student population of 4,636. Of the 1,010 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Rider University in 2021, 62 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.

Rider Communication & Journalism Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at Rider

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.

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

  • Master’s Degree

Rider Communication & Journalism Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks communication and journalism programs across the country. The following shows how Rider 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 communication and journalism major at Rider 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 Focused Communication & Journalism Master’s Degree Schools 77
Most Focused Communication & Journalism Schools 299

In 2021, 14 students received their master’s degree in communication and journalism from Rider. This makes it the #167 most popular school for communication and journalism master’s degree candidates in the country.

Communication & Journalism Student Demographics at Rider

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

Rider Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Program

56% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The communication and journalism program at Rider awarded 62 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 44% of these degrees went to men with the other 56% going to women. The typical communication and journalism bachelor's degree program is made up of only 36% men. So male students are more repesented at Rider since its program graduates 8% more men than average.


About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism at Rider are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 1% 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 Rider University with a bachelor's in communication and journalism.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 13
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 35
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Rider Communication & Journalism Master’s Program

79% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 14 students graduated with a master's degree in communication and journalism from Rider. About 21% were men and 79% were women.


Of the students who received a communication and journalism master's degree from Rider, 64% were white. This is above average for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 9
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Rider also has a doctoral program available in communication and journalism. In 2021, 0 student 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 Rider University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Public Relations & Advertising 44
Communication & Media Studies 15
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 9
Journalism 8

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 NJ, the home state for Rider University.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
Managers 18,370 $138,820
Public Relations Specialists 3,850 $75,670
Editors 3,130 $74,130
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 1,950 $163,560
Technical Writers 1,830 $84,280


*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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