General Organizational Communication

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

1,793

growing 8.86%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$7,492

growing 5.55%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$30,578

growing 3.44%

Average Wage

$72,366

growing 2.84%

People in Workforce

2.27M

growing 5.17%

Average Employee Age

40.1

growing 0.192%

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The locations with the highest concentration of General Organizational Communication degree recipients are South Hooksett, NH, Philadelphia, PA, and Bloomsburg, PA. The locations with a relatively high number of General Organizational Communication degree recipients are Orrville, OH, Bloomsburg, PA, and Adrian, MI. The most common degree awarded to students studying General Organizational Communication is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Organizational Communication and the types of students that study this field. Southern New Hampshire University awards the most degrees in General Organizational Communication in the US, but University of Akron Wayne College and Flagler College-Tallahassee have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Organizational Communication.

Tuition costs for General Organizational Communication majors are, on average, $7,492 for in-state public colleges, and $30,578 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers General Organizational Communication programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (80 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (980 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Organizational Communication

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in General Organizational Communication, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (980 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,492

Median In-State Public

$30,578

Median Out of State Private

Southern New Hampshire University has the most General Organizational Communication degree recipients, with 389 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer General Organizational Communication programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, University of Akron Wayne College and Flagler College-Tallahassee have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Organizational Communication, with 48% and 17.9%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Organizational Communication

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Communications graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Communications majors is $72,366 and the most common occupations are Other managers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Marketing managers.

The industry that employs the most Communications majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Footwear manufacturing.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Organizational Communication is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

$72,366

Average Wage in Workforce

± $1,212

2.84%

1 Year Growth

± 2.33%

The average salary for Communications majors is $72,366 and the most common occupations are Other managers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Marketing managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Communications majors, by number of employees, are Other managers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Marketing managers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Communications majors working as News analysts, reporters, and journalists, Public relations specialists, and Advertising & promotions managers.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Communications majors are Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Sales engineers.

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Occupations by Share

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2.27M

2018 Workforce

± 36,709

5.17%

1 Year Growth

± 2.2%

The number of Communications graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 5.17%, from 2.16M in 2017 to 2.27M in 2018.

The largest single share of Communications graduates go on to work as Other managers (4.58%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Communications by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

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2.27M

2018 Workforce

± 36,709

5.17%

1 Year Growth

± 2.2%

The number of Communications graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 5.17%, from 2.16M in 2017 to 2.27M in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Communications graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Communications.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Organizational Communication is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Communications majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Communications in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Communications is 40.1, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Communications degrees, and White students earn the majority (1,059) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Organizational Communication is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

40.1

Average Age in 2018

± 0.198 Years

0.192%

1 Year Change

± 0.706%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Communications. The most common ages of employees with this major are 26 and 31 years old, which represent 3.64% and 3.42% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in General Organizational Communication are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Organizational Communication is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Communications are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (70.7%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,059 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    251 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    224 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in General Organizational Communication for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Female

    616 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    264 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Female

    137 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in General Organizational Communication. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Organizational Communication is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Mexico

    14,862 degree recipients

  2. Philippines

    13,348 degree recipients

  3. India

    10,298 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Venezuela

    3.89 times more than expected

  2. Australia

    3.87 times more than expected

  3. Denmark

    3.74 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Venezuela that hold Communications degrees (3.89 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (14,862 degree recipients).

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