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Communication & Journalism at University of Maryland - College Park

Here, you'll find out more about the major, including such details as the number of graduates, what degree levels are offered, ethnicity of students, and more. We've also included details on how UMCP ranks compared to other colleges offering a major in communication and journalism.

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Communication & Journalism Degrees Available at UMCP

UMCP Communication & Journalism Rankings

In College Factual's most recent rankings for the best schools for communication and journalism majors, UMCP came in at #15. This puts it in the top 5% of the country in this field of study. It is also ranked #2 in Maryland.

Ranking Type Rank
Highest Paid Doctor’s Degree Communication & Journalism Graduates 8
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Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (Income Over $110k) 12
Best Communication & Journalism Doctor’s Degree Schools 14
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (Income $0-$30k) 15
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (Income $0-$30k) 15
Highest Paid Master’s Degree Communication & Journalism Graduates 15
Best Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Degree Schools 16
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (With Aid) 17
Best Communication & Journalism Master’s Degree Schools 17
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (Income Over $110k) 17
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (Income $0-$30k) 17
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (With Aid) 18
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (Income $75-$110k) 20
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (Income $30-$48k) 21
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (Income $30-$48k) 24
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (Income Over $110k) 24
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Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (Income $48-$75k) 28
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (Income $30-$48k) 29
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (Income $75-$110k) 32
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (With Aid) 33
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (Income $48-$75k) 34
Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Communication & Journalism Graduates 39
Best Value Doctor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism 43
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Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (Income $75-$110k) 53
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism (Income $48-$75k) 53
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Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism 174
232
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Journalism 273
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Popularity of Communication & Journalism at UMCP

During the 2020-2021 academic year, University of Maryland - College Park handed out 390 bachelor's degrees in communication and journalism. Due to this, the school was ranked #52 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 20% over the previous year when 485 degrees were handed out.

In 2021, 33 students received their master’s degree in communication and journalism from UMCP. This makes it the #72 most popular school for communication and journalism master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 11 students received their doctoral degrees in communication and journalism in 2021, making the school the #13 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

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Communication & Journalism Student Diversity at UMCP

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the communication and journalism majors at University of Maryland - College Park.

UMCP Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Program

In the 2020-2021 academic year, 390 students earned a bachelor's degree in communication and journalism from UMCP. About 68% of these graduates were women and the other 32% were men.

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The majority of bachelor's degree recipients in this major at UMCP are white. In the most recent graduating class for which data is available, 61% of students fell into this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of Maryland - College Park with a bachelor's in communication and journalism.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 28
Black or African American 48
Hispanic or Latino 49
White 237
Non-Resident Aliens 9
Other Races 19

UMCP Communication & Journalism Master’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 30% of communication and journalism master's degrees went to men and 70% went to women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of Maryland - College Park with a master's in communication and journalism.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 12
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 15
Non-Resident Aliens 2
Other Races 2

Communication & Journalism Majors

Communication and Journalism students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas. Individual majors may not be available for all degree levels.

Major Annual Graduates
Communication & Media Studies 289
Journalism 145
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 7

Related Major Annual Graduates
Social Sciences 1,465
Education 435
Psychology 382
History 114
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 108

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