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Communication & Journalism at Temple University

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Communication & Journalism at Temple University

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

Temple is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and approximately 37,236 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 725 communication and journalism majors received their bachelor's degree from Temple.

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.

Temple Communication & Journalism Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication & Journalism
  • Master’s Degree in Communication & Journalism
  • Doctorate Degree in Communication & Journalism

Online Classes Are Available at Temple

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

For those who are interested in distance learning, Temple does offer online courses in communication and journalism for the following degree levels:

  • Master’s Degree

Temple Communication & Journalism Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the communication and journalism progam at Temple 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 Temple 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 Focused Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools 95

In 2021, 81 students received their master’s degree in communication and journalism from Temple. This makes it the #31 most popular school for communication and journalism master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 8 students who received their doctoral degrees in communication and journalism, making the school the #22 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Communication & Journalism Student Demographics at Temple

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

Temple Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Program

64% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 36% of communication and journalism bachelor's degrees went to men and 64% went to women.


About 62% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism at Temple 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 Temple University with a bachelor's in communication and journalism.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 39
Black or African American 108
Hispanic or Latino 70
White 453
International Students 18
Other Races/Ethnicities 37

Temple Communication & Journalism Master’s Program

68% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2020-2021 academic year, 81 communication and journalism majors earned their master's degree from Temple. Of these graduates, 32% were men and 68% were women.


Of the students who received a communication and journalism master's degree from Temple, 57% were white. This is typical for this degree on the natiowide level.

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 22
Hispanic or Latino 6
White 46
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

Temple also has a doctoral program available in communication and journalism. In 2021, 8 students 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 Temple University. Some of these focus areas may not be available for your degree level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Public Relations & Advertising 346
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 265
Journalism 110
Communication & Media Studies 103

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 PA, the home state for Temple University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Managers 11,060 $126,290
Public Relations Specialists 8,390 $61,510
Editors 3,020 $62,870
Producers and Directors 2,700 $76,050
Community Health Workers 2,000 $41,550


*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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