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Communication & Media Studies at University at Albany

Every communication and media studies school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the communications program at University at Albany stacks up to those at other schools.

UAlbany is located in Albany, New York and has a total student population of 17,688. In the 2020-2021 academic year, 251 students received a bachelor's degree in communications from UAlbany.

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.

UAlbany Communication & Media Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications
  • Master’s Degree in Communications

UAlbany Communication & Media Studies Rankings

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

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 communications major at UAlbany 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
Most Focused Communication & Media Studies Graduate Certificate Schools 25
Most Popular Communication & Media Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools 71
Best Value Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 345

In 2021, 17 students received their master’s degree in communications from UAlbany. This makes it the #59 most popular school for communications master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 0 student who received their doctoral degrees in communications, making the school the #72 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of UAlbany Communications Graduates

The median salary of communications students who receive their bachelor's degree at UAlbany is $30,460. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $32,435 for all communications students.


Communications Student Demographics at UAlbany

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

UAlbany Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Program

58% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The communications program at UAlbany awarded 251 bachelor's degrees in 2020-2021. About 42% of these degrees went to men with the other 58% going to women. The typical communications bachelor's degree program is made up of only 36% men. So male students are more repesented at UAlbany since its program graduates 6% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 13% 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 University at Albany with a bachelor's in communications.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 21
Black or African American 63
Hispanic or Latino 39
White 106
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 14

UAlbany Communication & Media Studies Master’s Program

100% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 17 communications majors earned their master's degree from UAlbany. Of these graduates, 0% were men and 100% were women.


Of the students who received a communications master's degree from UAlbany, 71% 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 University at Albany with a master's in communications.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 12
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

UAlbany 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 University at Albany.

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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