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Communication & Media Studies at SUNY New Paltz

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Communication & Media Studies at SUNY New Paltz

What traits are you looking for in a communications school? To help you decide if SUNY New Paltz is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's communications program.

SUNY New Paltz is located in New Paltz, New York and has a total student population of 7,489. In 2021, 84 communications majors received their bachelor's degree from SUNY New Paltz.

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.

SUNY New Paltz Communication & Media Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications

SUNY New Paltz Communication & Media Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the communications progam at SUNY New Paltz compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

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 communications major at SUNY New Paltz 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.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Communication & Media Studies Schools 220
Most Popular Communication & Media Studies Schools 223

How Much Do Communications Graduates from SUNY New Paltz Make?

The median salary of communications students who receive their bachelor's degree at SUNY New Paltz is $31,613. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $32,435 for all communications students.


Communications Student Demographics at SUNY New Paltz

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the communications majors at SUNY New Paltz.

SUNY New Paltz Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Program

62% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 84 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Communication & Media Studies from SUNY New Paltz in 2020-2021, 38% were men and 62% were women. The typical communications bachelor's degree program is made up of only 36% men. So male students are more repesented at SUNY New Paltz since its program graduates 2% more men than average.


About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in communications at SUNY New Paltz are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 3% 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 SUNY New Paltz with a bachelor's in communications.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 25
White 47
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

SUNY New Paltz 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 NY, the home state for SUNY New Paltz.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Public Relations Specialists 24,510 $74,000
Editors 19,140 $83,070
Writers and Authors 7,410 $86,380
Reporters and Correspondents 4,540 $81,930
Communications Professors 3,080 $90,470


*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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