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Communication & Media Studies at William Paterson University of New Jersey

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Communication & Media Studies at William Paterson University of New Jersey

If you are interested in studying communication and media studies, you may want to check out the program at William Paterson University of New Jersey. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

William Paterson University is located in Wayne, New Jersey and has a total student population of 9,635. In 2021, 148 communications majors received their bachelor's degree from William Paterson University.

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.

William Paterson University Communication & Media Studies Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications

William Paterson University Communication & Media Studies Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the communications progam at William Paterson University compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The communications major at William Paterson University 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
Most Focused Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 53
Best Communication & Media Studies Schools 381

How Much Do Communications Graduates from William Paterson University Make?

The median salary of communications students who receive their bachelor's degree at William Paterson University is $29,604. 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 William Paterson University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the communications majors at William Paterson University of New Jersey.

William Paterson University Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Program

49% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 51% of communications bachelor's degrees went to men and 49% went to women. The typical communications bachelor's degree program is made up of only 36% men. So male students are more repesented at William Paterson University since its program graduates 15% more men than average.


Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 14% 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 William Paterson University of New Jersey with a bachelor's in communications.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 6
Black or African American 24
Hispanic or Latino 45
White 66
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

William Paterson University also has a doctoral program available in communications. In 2021, 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 NJ, the home state for William Paterson University of New Jersey.

Occupation Jobs in NJ Average Salary in NJ
Public Relations Specialists 3,850 $75,670
Editors 3,130 $74,130
Writers and Authors 1,050 $81,160
Communications Professors 940 $92,200
Reporters and Correspondents 590 $61,180


*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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