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Communication & Media Studies at SUNY Old Westbury

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Communication & Media Studies at SUNY Old Westbury

If you are interested in studying communication and media studies, you may want to check out the program at SUNY Old Westbury. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

SUNY Old Westbury is located in Old Westbury, New York and has a total student population of 5,007. In 2021, 67 communications majors received their bachelor's degree from SUNY Old Westbury.

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 Old Westbury Communication & Media Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications

SUNY Old Westbury Communication & Media Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the communications progam at SUNY Old Westbury 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 SUNY Old Westbury 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 Bachelor’s Degree Schools 98
Most Focused Communication & Media Studies Schools 108
Best Value Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 313
Best Value Communication & Media Studies Schools 354
Best Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 565

Earnings of SUNY Old Westbury Communications Graduates

The median salary of communications students who receive their bachelor's degree at SUNY Old Westbury is $29,553. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $32,435 for all communications students.


Communications Student Demographics at SUNY Old Westbury

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

SUNY Old Westbury Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Program

54% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 67 communications students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2020-2021 from SUNY Old Westbury, about 46% were men and 54% were women. The typical communications bachelor's degree program is made up of only 36% men. So male students are more repesented at SUNY Old Westbury since its program graduates 10% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 24% 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 Old Westbury with a bachelor's in communications.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 2
Black or African American 20
Hispanic or Latino 14
White 24
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

SUNY Old Westbury 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 Old Westbury.

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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