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Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences

11,326 Yearly Graduations
$25,850 Median Salary
$20,500 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in communication sciences is offered at 287 colleges in the United States. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 30% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 1.1% of communication sciences graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Communication Sciences Majors

In 2018-2019, 11,326 earned their bachelor's degree in communication sciences. This earns it the #45 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in communication sciences at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 11,326
Master’s Degree 8,709
Doctor’s Degree 1,074
Graduate Certificate 187
Associate’s Degree 184
Basic Certificate 125
Undergraduate Certificate 1

Earnings of Communication Sciences Majors With Bachelor’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in communication sciences is $25,850. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $23,775 to a high of $27,950.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in communication sciences is $20,500. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $24,000 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $17,750.

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The median monthly payment of a communication sciences graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $213.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in communication sciences. About 95.4% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 516
Women 10,810
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences

The racial-ethnic distribution of communication sciences bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 515
Black or African American 547
Hispanic or Latino 1,912
White 7,644
International Students 121
Other Races/Ethnicities 587
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Communication Sciences Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 287 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Utah State University

Logan, Utah
344 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Utah State University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for communication sciences majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree. Roughly 27,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,549 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,996 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 344 bachelor's degree were handed out to communication sciences majors at USU. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 94% were women.

#2

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
241 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Florida is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in communication sciences. Roughly 66,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,478 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,916 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 241 people received their bachelor's degree in communication sciences from UCF. About 95% of this group were women, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

203 Yearly Graduations
95% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Sacramento is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in communication sciences. Each year, around 31,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 203 people received their bachelor's degree in communication sciences from California State University - Sacramento. About 95% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

163 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Fullerton comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in communication sciences. Each year, around 40,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 163 bachelor's degree were handed out to communication sciences majors at Cal State Fullerton. Of these students, 94% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

California State University - Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California
162 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California State University - Los Angeles comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in communication sciences. Each year, around 28,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 162 people received their bachelor's degree in communication sciences from California State University - Los Angeles. Around 85% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 91% were women.

142 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of South Florida - Main Campus is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in communication sciences. Roughly 43,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,559 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,350 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 142 bachelor's degree were handed out to communication sciences majors at USF Tampa. Of these students, 91% were women and 32% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
125 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - University Park comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in communication sciences. Roughly 47,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

The communication sciences program at Pennsylvania State University - University Park awarded 125 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 98% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

124 Yearly Graduations
91% Women
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for communication sciences majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State University - Northridge. Each year, around 41,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The communication sciences program at California State University - Northridge awarded 124 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 91% were women and 71% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

124 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for communication sciences majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is California State University - Fresno. Each year, around 25,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

The communication sciences program at California State University - Fresno awarded 124 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 65% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#10

University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi
121 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Mississippi is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in communication sciences. Roughly 23,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,718 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,718 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 121 bachelor's degree were handed out to communication sciences majors at Ole Miss. About 97% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Texas
119 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The University of Texas at Dallas is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in communication sciences. Roughly 27,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,442 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,874 per year.

The communication sciences program at The University of Texas at Dallas awarded 119 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 96% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

San Diego State University

San Diego, California
117 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

San Diego State University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in communication sciences. Roughly 35,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 117 people received their bachelor's degree in communication sciences from SDSU. Of these students, 92% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

CUNY Lehman College

Bronx, New York
116 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
93% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

CUNY Lehman College comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in communication sciences. Each year, around 14,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 116 people received their bachelor's degree in communication sciences from Lehman. Around 93% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

108 Yearly Graduations
94% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for communication sciences majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is The University of Texas at Austin. Each year, around 51,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,824 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,998 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 108 bachelor's degree were handed out to communication sciences majors at UT Austin. Of these students, 94% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

102 Yearly Graduations
97% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brigham Young University - Provo comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in communication sciences. Each year, around 34,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,290 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 102 bachelor's degree were handed out to communication sciences majors at BYU. Of these students, 97% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama
97 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for communication sciences majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is The University of Alabama. Each year, around 38,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,780 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,780 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 97 bachelor's degree were handed out to communication sciences majors at UA. About 99% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

96 Yearly Graduations
98% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for communication sciences majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College. Roughly 30,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,038 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,132 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 96 people received their bachelor's degree in communication sciences from Louisiana State University. Of these students, 98% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

CUNY Queens College

Queens, New York
96 Yearly Graduations
96% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for communication sciences majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is CUNY Queens College. Each year, around 19,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

The communication sciences program at CUNY Queens College awarded 96 bachelor's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 96% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

92 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for communication sciences majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Ohio State University - Main Campus. Each year, around 59,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,197 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,560 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 92 people received their bachelor's degree in communication sciences from Ohio State. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#19

Universidad del Turabo

Gurabo, Puerto Rico
92 Yearly Graduations
96% Women

Universidad del Turabo comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degree in communication sciences. Roughly 17,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,920 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $2,652 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 92 people received their bachelor's degree in communication sciences from Universidad del Turabo. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 96% were women.

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References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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