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Communication & Media Studies at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus

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Communication & Media Studies at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus

Every communication and media studies school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the communications program at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus stacks up to those at other schools.

UW Tacoma is located in Tacoma, Washington and approximately 5,329 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 96 communications majors received their bachelor's degree from UW Tacoma.

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.

UW Tacoma Communication & Media Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications

UW Tacoma Communication & Media Studies Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks communications programs across the country. The following shows how UW Tacoma performed in these rankings.

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 UW Tacoma 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 Schools 76
Most Focused Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 143
Most Popular Communication & Media Studies Schools 199
Best Value Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 294
Best Value Communication & Media Studies Schools 325

Earnings of UW Tacoma Communications Graduates

The median salary of communications students who receive their bachelor's degree at UW Tacoma is $37,500. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 18% higher than the national average of $31,700 for all communications bachelor's degree recipients.


Communications Student Demographics at UW Tacoma

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

UW Tacoma Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Program

56% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 96 students graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications from UW Tacoma. About 44% were men and 56% were women. The typical communications bachelor's degree program is made up of only 36% men. So male students are more repesented at UW Tacoma since its program graduates 8% more men than average.

UW Tacoma Gender Breakdown of Communication & Media Studies Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 15% 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 University of Washington - Tacoma Campus with a bachelor's in communications.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Communication & Media Studies Majors at University of Washington - Tacoma Campus
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 21
Black or African American 11
Hispanic or Latino 13
White 37
International Students 8
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

UW Tacoma also has a doctoral program available in communications. In 2019, 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 WA, the home state for University of Washington - Tacoma Campus.

Occupation Jobs in WA Average Salary in WA
Public Relations Specialists 5,770 $72,510
Editors 1,830 $67,560
Writers and Authors 1,400 $65,200
Communications Professors 600 $60,370


*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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