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Communication & Media Studies at Purchase College

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Communication & Media Studies at Purchase College

If you are interested in studying communication and media studies, 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 approximately 3,685 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 57 communications majors received their bachelor's degree from Purchase College.

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.

Purchase College Communication & Media Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications

Purchase College Communication & Media Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the communications progam at Purchase College 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 Purchase College 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 Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 575

How Much Do Communications Graduates from Purchase College Make?

The median salary of communications students who receive their bachelor's degree at Purchase College is $25,852. This is less than $32,435, which is the national average of all communications majors in the nation who earn bachelor's degrees.


Communications Student Demographics at Purchase College

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

Purchase College Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Program

53% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 57 communications students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from Purchase College, about 47% were men and 53% were women. The typical communications bachelor's degree program is made up of only 36% men. So male students are more repesented at Purchase College since its program graduates 11% more men than average.


About 58% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in communications at Purchase College are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level. Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 1% 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 Purchase College with a bachelor's in communications.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 13
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 33
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Purchase College 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 Purchase College.

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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