Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Mass Communication & Media Studies and the types of students that study this field. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Principia College and Iona College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Mass Communication & Media Studies. Tuition costs for Mass Communication & Media Studies majors are, on average, $6,648 for in-state public colleges, and $28,976 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Mass Communication & Media Studies programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.
Information on the businesses and industries that employ Communications graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Communications majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Communications majors, by average wage, is Petroleum refining.
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 39.6, 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 (6,680) of the degrees.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Mass Communication & Media Studies field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Mass Communication & Media Studies majors need many skills, but most especially Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Mass Communication & Media Studies majors need more than the average amount of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Negotiation.
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 Mass Communication & Media Studies 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 Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.