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Communication & Journalism at West Chester University of Pennsylvania

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Communication & Journalism at West Chester University of Pennsylvania

If you plan to study communication and journalism, take a look at what West Chester University of Pennsylvania has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

WCUPA is located in West Chester, Pennsylvania and approximately 17,719 students attend the school each year. In 2021, 78 communication and journalism majors received their bachelor's degree from WCUPA.

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.

WCUPA Communication & Journalism Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication & Journalism

Online Classes Are Available at WCUPA

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, WCUPA does offer online courses in communication and journalism for the following degree levels:

WCUPA Communication & Journalism Rankings

The communication and journalism major at WCUPA 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.

Communication & Journalism Student Demographics at WCUPA

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

WCUPA Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Program

68% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 78 students who earned a bachelor's degree in Communication & Journalism from WCUPA in 2020-2021, 32% were men and 68% were women.


About 77% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism at WCUPA 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 West Chester University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's in communication and journalism.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 4
White 60
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 6

WCUPA also has a doctoral program available in communication and journalism. In 2021, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Concentrations Within Communication & Journalism

Communication & Journalism majors may want to concentrate their studies in one of these areas. The table shows all degrees awarded in this field awarded for all degree levels at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. A concentration may not be available for your level.

Concentration Annual Degrees Awarded
Communication & Media Studies 78
Publishing 1

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 West Chester University of Pennsylvania.

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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