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Communication & Journalism at Santa Clara University

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Communication & Journalism at Santa Clara University

What traits are you looking for in a communication and journalism school? To help you decide if Santa Clara University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's communication and journalism program.

SCU is located in Santa Clara, California and has a total student population of 8,616. In 2021, 142 communication and journalism majors received their bachelor's degree from SCU.

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.

SCU Communication & Journalism Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication & Journalism

SCU Communication & Journalism Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks communication and journalism programs across the country. The following shows how SCU performed in these rankings.

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The communication and journalism major at SCU 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 Bachelor’s Degree Schools 242
Most Focused Communication & Journalism Schools 309

Communication & Journalism Student Demographics at SCU

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

SCU Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Program

68% Women
35% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 142 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism from SCU. About 32% were men and 68% were women.


About 61% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism at SCU 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 Santa Clara University with a bachelor's in communication and journalism.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 13
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 28
White 87
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 13

SCU 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

Communication & Journalism majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at Santa Clara University. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Communication & Media Studies 142

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 CA, the home state for Santa Clara University.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Managers 66,300 $143,350
Public Relations Specialists 26,820 $72,910
Producers and Directors 25,320 $115,080
Film and Video Editors 11,380 $112,530
Editors 11,060 $78,150


*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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