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Communication & Journalism at West Virginia University

We've pulled together some essential information you should know about the program, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, and more. In addition, we cover how WVU ranks in comparison to other schools with communication and journalism programs.

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Communication & Journalism Degrees Available at WVU

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication & Journalism
  • Master’s Degree in Communication & Journalism
  • Doctorate Degree in Communication & Journalism

WVU Communication & Journalism Rankings

WVU was ranked #64 on College Factual's most recent list of the best schools for communication and journalism majors. This puts the bachelor's program at the school solidly in the top 15% of all colleges and universities in the country. It is also ranked #1 in West Virginia.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Colleges for Communication & Journalism 24
Most Focused Colleges for Communication & Journalism 191
Highest Paid Communication & Journalism Graduates 233

Popularity of Communication & Journalism at WVU

During the 2017-2018 academic year, West Virginia University handed out 307 bachelor's degrees in communication and journalism. Due to this, the school was ranked #62 out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 14% over the previous year when 355 degrees were handed out.

In 2018, 201 students received their master’s degree in communication and journalism from WVU. This makes it the #10 most popular school for communication and journalism master’s degree candidates in the country.

In addition, 2 students received their doctoral degrees in communication and journalism in 2018, making the school the #69 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

WVU Communication & Journalism Students

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the communication and journalism majors at West Virginia University.

WVU Communication & Journalism Bachelor’s Program

For the most recent academic year available, 39% of communication and journalism bachelor's degrees went to men and 61% went to women.

WVU Gender Breakdown of Communication & Journalism Bachelor's Degree Grads

The majority of the students with this major are white. About 81% of 2018 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelor's in communication and journalism.

Ethnic Diversity of Communication & Journalism Majors at West Virginia University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 22
Hispanic or Latino 15
White 250
Non-Resident Aliens 6
Other Races 10

WVU Communication & Journalism Master’s Program

Of the 201 communication and journalism students who graduated with a master's degree in 2017-2018 from WVU, about 27% were men and 73% were women.

WVU Gender Breakdown of Communication & Journalism Master's Degree Grads

The majority of the students with this major are white. About 80% of 2018 graduates were in this category.

The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from West Virginia University with a master's in communication and journalism.

Ethnic Diversity of Communication & Journalism Majors at West Virginia University
Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 3
Black or African American 18
Hispanic or Latino 9
White 161
Non-Resident Aliens 3
Other Races 7

Areas of Concentration for Communication & Journalism

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

Concentration Annual Graduates
Journalism 232
Public Relations & Advertising 153
Communication & Journalism (Other) 125

Related Major Annual Graduates
Education 433
Social Sciences 334
Psychology 221
History 78
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 55

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