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Communication & Media Studies at Temple University

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Communication & Media Studies at Temple University

What traits are you looking for in a communications school? To help you decide if Temple University is right for you, we've gathered the following information about the school's communications program.

Temple is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 37,236. Of the 6,572 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Temple University in 2021, 95 of them were communication and media studies majors.

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.

Temple Communication & Media Studies Degrees Available

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

Temple Communication & Media Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the communications progam at Temple 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 Temple 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 Value Communication & Media Studies Doctor’s Degree Schools 31

In 2021, 0 student received their master’s degree in communications from Temple. This is the #266 most popular school for communications master’s degree candidates in the country.

Earnings of Temple Communications Graduates

The median salary of communications students who receive their bachelor's degree at Temple is $32,400. 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 Temple

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

Temple Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Program

72% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 95 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Communication & Media Studies from Temple in 2020-2021, 28% were men and 72% were women.


About 66% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in communications 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 communications.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 12
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 63
International Students 2
Other Races/Ethnicities 5

Temple also has a doctoral program available in communications. In 2021, 8 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 PA, the home state for Temple University.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Public Relations Specialists 8,390 $61,510
Editors 3,020 $62,870
Writers and Authors 1,400 $60,140
Reporters and Correspondents 1,330 $39,600
Communications Professors 1,280 $76,720


*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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