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Communication & Journalism at Purchase College

If you are interested in studying communication and journalism, you may want to check out the program at Purchase College. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

Purchase College is located in Purchase, New York and has a total student population of 3,685. Of the 876 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Purchase College in 2021, 104 of them were communication and journalism majors.

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.

Purchase College Communication & Journalism Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication & Journalism

Purchase College Communication & Journalism Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the communication and journalism progam at Purchase College compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The communication and journalism major at Purchase College 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 Popular Communication & Journalism Schools 291
Best Value Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools 395
Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools 644

Communication & Journalism Student Demographics at Purchase College

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the communication and journalism majors at Purchase College.

Purchase College Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Program

55% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 104 communication and journalism students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from Purchase College, about 45% were men and 55% were women. The typical communication and journalism bachelor's degree program is made up of only 36% men. So male students are more repesented at Purchase College since its program graduates 10% more men than average.


About 56% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism at Purchase College are white. This is typical for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 4% more racial-ethnic minorities in its communication and journalism bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Purchase College with a bachelor's in communication and journalism.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 16
Hispanic or Latino 20
White 58
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

Purchase College 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

If you plan to be a communication and journalism major, you may want to focus your studies on one of the following concentrations. The completion numbers here include all graduates who receive any type of degree in this field from Purchase College. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Communication & Media Studies 57
Journalism 27
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 20

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 NY, the home state for Purchase College.

Occupation Jobs in NY Average Salary in NY
Producers and Directors 26,110 $115,610
Public Relations Specialists 24,510 $74,000
Editors 19,140 $83,070
Managers 16,600 $124,160
Writers and Authors 7,410 $86,380


*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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