Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Speech Communication & Rhetoric and the types of students that study this field. California State University-Fullerton awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Lasell College and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Greater Allegheny have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Speech Communication & Rhetoric. Tuition costs for Speech Communication & Rhetoric majors are, on average, $6,904 for in-state public colleges, and $30,980 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Speech Communication & Rhetoric programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.
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, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Communications degrees, and White students earn the majority (25,190) of the degrees.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Speech Communication & Rhetoric field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Speech Communication & Rhetoric majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Speech Communication & Rhetoric majors need more than the average amount of Writing, Speaking, and Persuasion.
These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Speech Communication & Rhetoric majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Writing is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Reading Comprehension, and Writing are the three most important skills for people in the field.