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Political Communication at American University

Every political communication school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the political communication program at American University stacks up to those at other schools.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and has a total student population of 14,318.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Political Communication section at the bottom of this page.

The American University Political Communication Degrees Available

  • Master’s Degree in Political Communication

The American University Political Communication Rankings

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Political Communication Student Demographics at The American University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the political communication majors at American University.

The American University Political Communication Master’s Program

46% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 students graduated with a master's degree in political communication from The American University. About 54% were men and 46% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 34% men graduate in political communication each year. The American University does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 20% more men than average.

The American University Gender Breakdown of Political Communication Master's Degree Grads

Of the students who received a political communication master's degree from The American University, 64% were white. This is below average for this degree on the natiowide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a master's in political communication.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Political Communication Majors at American University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 18
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 2

Careers That Political Communication Grads May Go Into

A degree in political communication can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for American University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Public Relations Specialists 17,310 $107,490
Reporters and Correspondents 1,610 $100,550
Communications Professors 290 $92,970


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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