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Bachelor’s Degrees in Business/Corporate Communications

835 Yearly Graduations
$36,300 Median Salary
$25,000 Median Debt
There are 53 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a bachelor's degree in business communications. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 46% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 5.6% of business communications graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Business Communications Majors

In 2018-2019, 835 earned their bachelor's degree in business communications. This earns it the #22 spot on the list of the most popular bachelor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in business communications at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 835
Master’s Degree 72
Basic Certificate 44
Associate’s Degree 9
Graduate Certificate 8

Earnings of Business Communications Majors With Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in business communications is $36,300. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $36,125 to a high of $38,075.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in business communications is $25,000. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $25,125 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $23,324.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $259.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in business communications. About 65.9% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 285
Women 550
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Business Communications

The racial-ethnic distribution of business communications bachelor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 72
Black or African American 117
Hispanic or Latino 163
White 384
International Students 47
Other Races/Ethnicities 52
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Business Communications Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 53 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in business communications. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Baruch College

New York, New York
292 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for business communications students seekinga bachelor's degree is Baruch College. Roughly 18,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,930 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,090 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 292 people received their bachelor's degree in business communications from Baruch. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 66% were women.

#2

Chapman University

Orange, California
82 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chapman University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in business communications. Each year, around 9,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $54,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,957 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 82 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business communications majors at Chapman. Of these students, 77% were women and 30% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Stevenson University

Stevenson, Maryland
46 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Stevenson University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business communications. Each year, around 3,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $34,528 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,040 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 46 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business communications majors at Stevenson. Of these students, 63% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Marquette University

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
43 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for business communications majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Marquette University. Roughly 11,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $43,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,060 per year.

The business communications program at Marquette University awarded 43 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 60% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

University of Houston

Houston, Texas
41 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Houston comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business communications. Roughly 46,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,219 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,370 per year.

The business communications program at University of Houston awarded 41 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 71% of this group were women, and 85% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Roosevelt University

Chicago, Illinois
30 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Roosevelt University is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in business communications. Roughly 4,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $30,876 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,858 per year.

The business communications program at Roosevelt University awarded 30 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 60% were women and 37% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

27 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - Abington comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business communications. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,792 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their bachelor's degree in business communications from Penn State Abington. About 70% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Bentley University

Waltham, Massachusetts
24 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bentley University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business communications. Roughly 5,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,400 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their bachelor's degree in business communications from Bentley. Of these students, 79% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Walsh University

North Canton, Ohio
24 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walsh University is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in business communications. Roughly 2,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,330 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,870 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 people received their bachelor's degree in business communications from Walsh. Of these students, 50% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Lewis - Clark State College

Lewiston, Idaho
17 Yearly Graduations
65% Women

Lewis - Clark State College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in business communications. Roughly 3,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business communications majors at Lewis - Clark State College.

17 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Dakota State University - Main Campus comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business communications. Each year, around 13,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,275 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,743 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 17 people received their bachelor's degree in business communications from North Dakota State University. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#10

Point Loma Nazarene University

San Diego, California
17 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Point Loma Nazarene University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in business communications. Each year, around 4,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,350 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,880 per year.

The business communications program at Point Loma Nazarene University awarded 17 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 53% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley

Center Valley, Pennsylvania
14 Yearly Graduations
79% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - Lehigh Valley comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business communications. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 people received their bachelor's degree in business communications from Penn State Lehigh Valley. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 79% were women.

#13

Duquesne University

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
14 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Duquesne University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business communications. Roughly 9,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $39,992 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $23,580 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 14 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business communications majors at Duquesne. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

#15

Aquinas College Michigan

Grand Rapids, Michigan
13 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for business communications majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Aquinas College Michigan. Roughly 1,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $33,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,674 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business communications majors at Aquinas College Michigan. Of these students, 38% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Walden University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
11 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Walden University is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in business communications. Each year, around 48,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,428 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,039 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business communications majors at Walden University. Around 27% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 73% were women.

#16

Lycoming College

Williamsport, Pennsylvania
11 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for business communications majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Lycoming College. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 11 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business communications majors at Lycoming. About 55% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

National University

La Jolla, California
10 Yearly Graduations
60% Women
60% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for business communications majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is National University. Each year, around 16,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,320 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $15,480 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 bachelor's degrees were handed out to business communications majors at National University. Of these students, 60% were women and 60% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Saint Leo University

Saint Leo, Florida
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Leo University comes in at #19 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in business communications. Each year, around 10,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,296 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their bachelor's degree in business communications from St. Leo University. Of these students, 56% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

9 Yearly Graduations
78% Women

Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in business communications. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,484 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,682 per year.

The business communications program at Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton awarded 9 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

Business Communications Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Corporate Communications 835

Below are some popular majors that are similar to business communications that offer bachelor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Business Administration & Management 172,408
Accounting 53,997
Finance & Financial Management 46,736
Marketing 44,258
Business & Commerce 25,818

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student 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 percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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