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Communication & Media Studies at Syracuse University

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Communication & Media Studies at Syracuse University

If you plan to study communication and media studies, take a look at what Syracuse University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Syracuse is located in Syracuse, New York and approximately 21,322 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 116 communications majors received their bachelor's degree from Syracuse.

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.

Syracuse Communication & Media Studies Degrees Available

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

Syracuse Communication & Media Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the communications progam at Syracuse 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 communications major at Syracuse 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 104
Most Popular Communication & Media Studies Schools 139
Best Value Communication & Media Studies Master’s Degree Schools 210

In 2021, 11 students received their master’s degree in communications from Syracuse. This makes it the #101 most popular school for communications master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 3 students who received their doctoral degrees in communications, making the school the #50 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

How Much Do Communications Graduates from Syracuse Make?

The median salary of communications students who receive their bachelor's degree at Syracuse is $37,905. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 17% higher than the national average of $32,435 for all communications bachelor's degree recipients.


Communications Student Demographics at Syracuse

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

Syracuse Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Program

60% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 116 communications majors earned their bachelor's degree from Syracuse. Of these graduates, 40% were men and 60% were women. The typical communications bachelor's degree program is made up of only 36% men. So male students are more repesented at Syracuse since its program graduates 4% more men than average.


About 59% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in communications at Syracuse are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor's in communications.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 15
Hispanic or Latino 11
White 69
International Students 10
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

Syracuse Communication & Media Studies Master’s Program

64% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 36% of communications master's degrees went to men and 64% went to women.


The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Syracuse University with a master's in communications.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 5
International Students 5
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Syracuse also has a doctoral program available in communications. In 2021, 3 students 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 Syracuse University.

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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