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Communication & Media Studies in Washington

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Communication & Media Studies Schools in Washington

1,305 Communications students earned their degrees in the state in 2018-2019.

As a degree choice, Communication & Media Studies is the 16th most popular major in the state.

Education Levels of Communication & Media Studies Majors in Washington

Communications majors in the state tend to have the following degree levels:

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,194
Master’s Degree 68
Award Taking Less Than 1 Year 28
Doctor’s Degree (Research / Scholarship) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 14
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 14
Associate’s Degree 1

Gender Distribution

In Washington, a communications major is more popular with women than with men.

Communication & Media Studies Majors in WA Gender Diversity Statistics

Racial Distribution

The racial distribution of communications majors in Washington is as follows:

  • Asian: 13.8%
  • Black or African American: 5.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9.9%
  • White: 48.4%
  • Non-Resident Alien: 12.2%
  • Other Races: 10.3%
Communication & Media Studies Majors in WA Ethnic Diversity Statistics

Jobs for Communication & Media Studies Grads in Washington

There are 10,810 people in the state and 481,490 people in the nation working in communications jobs.

Communication & Media Studies Jobs Nationwide vs. WA

Wages for Communication & Media Studies Jobs in Washington

In this state, communications grads earn an average of $60,370. Nationwide, they make an average of $68,440.

jobs nationwide vs. state.

There are 18 colleges in Washington that offer communications degrees. Learn about the most popular 10 below:

487 Degrees in Major Awarded
84% Graduation Rate
47,400 Total Students

The average student takes 4.26 years to complete their degree at UW Seattle. The full-time teacher rate is 79%. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 19 to 1.

148 Degrees in Major Awarded
69% Graduation Rate
5,970 Total Students

Grads earn an average early-career salary of $44,900 after earning their degree at this institution. The student loan default rate of 2.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. Seeking financial aid? At this school, 62% of students receive it.

136 Degrees in Major Awarded
46% Graduation Rate
12,633 Total Students

Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 22 to 1. This public college charges it's students an average net price of $12,150. Most students complete their degree in 4.71 years.

106 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
16,121 Total Students

86% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Most students complete their degree in 4.50 years. The student loan default rate is 2.70% which is lower than average.

96 Degrees in Major Awarded
63% Graduation Rate
5,354 Total Students

Graduates earn an average $44,900 after graduation. The student loan default rate of 2.80% is a good sign that graduates can afford their loan payments. 17 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio.

89 Degrees in Major Awarded
64% Graduation Rate
31,478 Total Students

90% of students are awarded financial aid at this school. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 15 to 1. The average student takes 4.45 years to complete their degree at Wazzu.

49 Degrees in Major Awarded
71% Graduation Rate
3,688 Total Students

52% of the teachers are full time. Students enjoy a student to faculty ratio of 13 to 1. An average student at SPU will pay a net price of $28,400.

31 Degrees in Major Awarded
83% Graduation Rate
7,563 Total Students

This school boasts a lower than average student loan default rate of 1.50%. 12 to 1 is the student to faculty ratio. 100% of students are awarded financial aid at this school.

29 Degrees in Major Awarded
68% Graduation Rate
3,207 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 64% are considered full time. The average student takes 4.20 years to complete their degree at PLU. An average student at PLU will pay a net price of $23,821.

#10

Seattle University

Seattle
24 Degrees in Major Awarded
79% Graduation Rate
7,291 Total Students

Of all the teachers who work at the school, 70% are considered full time. The student to faculty ratio is 11 to 1. This private school has an average net price of $34,947.

Communication & Media Studies Careers in WA

Some of the careers communications majors go into include:

Job Title WA Job Growth WA Median Salary
Editors 31% $63,540
Writers and Authors 23% $61,060
Public Address System Announcers 19% $44,470
Communications Professors 18% $56,590
Public Relations Specialists 17% $67,170
Radio and Television Announcers -9% $0

Below are some popular majors in the state that are similar to communications.

Major Annual Graduates in WA
Public Relations & Advertising 293
Journalism 230
Radio, TV & Digital Communication 229
Other Communication & Journalism 74

View all majors related to Communication & Media Studies

View Nationwide Communication & Media Studies Report

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