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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
1,389
growing 11.1%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$6,470
growing 4.86%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$33,075
growing 17.5%
Average Wage
$65,263
growing 1.82%
People in Workforce
2.01M
growing 3.24%
Average Employee Age
39.6
maintaining -0.11%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication and the types of students that study this field. DePaul University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but DePaul University and University of the Ozarks have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication. Tuition costs for Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication majors are, on average, $6,470 for in-state public colleges, and $33,075 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.

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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. 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.

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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 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 (915) of the degrees.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication majors need more than the average amount of Social Perceptiveness, 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 Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication 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 Social Perceptiveness is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Reading Comprehension, and Writing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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