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Communication & Media Studies at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

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Communication & Media Studies at Rutgers University - New Brunswick

If you are interested in studying communication and media studies, you may want to check out the program at Rutgers University - New Brunswick. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Rutgers New Brunswick is located in New Brunswick, New Jersey and has a total student population of 50,411. Of the 8,803 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University - New Brunswick in 2021, 312 of them were communication and media studies majors.

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.

Rutgers New Brunswick Communication & Media Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications

Rutgers New Brunswick Communication & Media Studies Rankings

The communications major at Rutgers New Brunswick 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.

How Much Do Communications Graduates from Rutgers New Brunswick Make?

The median salary of communications students who receive their bachelor's degree at Rutgers New Brunswick is $41,337. This is 27% higher than $32,435, which is the national average for all communications bachelor's degree recipients.


Communications Student Demographics at Rutgers New Brunswick

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the communications majors at Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

Rutgers New Brunswick Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Program

67% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 312 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Communication & Media Studies from Rutgers New Brunswick in 2020-2021, 33% were men and 67% were women.


About 51% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in communications at Rutgers New Brunswick are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 2% more racial-ethnic minorities in its communications bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Rutgers University - New Brunswick with a bachelor's in communications.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 37
Black or African American 26
Hispanic or Latino 47
White 160
International Students 16
Other Races/Ethnicities 26

Rutgers New Brunswick also has a doctoral program available in communications. In 2021, 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 NJ, the home state for Rutgers University - New Brunswick.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
Public Relations Specialists 3,850 $75,670
Editors 3,130 $74,130
Writers and Authors 1,050 $81,160
Communications Professors 940 $92,200
Reporters and Correspondents 590 $61,180


*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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