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Public Relations & Advertising at Rochester Institute of Technology

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Public Relations & Advertising at Rochester Institute of Technology

What traits are you looking for in a public relations school? To help you decide if Rochester Institute of Technology is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's public relations program.

RIT is located in Rochester, New York and approximately 16,158 students attend the school each year. Of the 2,565 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2021, 11 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.

RIT Public Relations & Advertising Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Relations

RIT Public Relations & Advertising Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks public relations programs across the country. The following shows how RIT 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 public relations major at RIT 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
Best Value Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Degree Schools 228

Earnings of RIT Public Relations Graduates

The median salary of public relations students who receive their bachelor's degree at RIT is $35,717. This is less than $36,826, which is the national average of all public relations majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Public Relations Student Demographics at RIT

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the public relations majors at Rochester Institute of Technology.

RIT Public Relations & Advertising Bachelor’s Program

82% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 11 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in public relations from RIT in 2021, 18% were men and 82% were women.


About 64% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in public relations at RIT are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor's in public relations.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 7
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

RIT 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 NY, the home state for Rochester Institute of Technology.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Public Relations Specialists 24,510 $74,000
Editors 19,140 $83,070
Advertising and Promotions Managers 6,590 $174,870
Community Health Workers 6,590 $44,340
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 6,190 $167,330


*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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