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Organizational Communication

1,492 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
353 Master's Degrees Annually
#33 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Organizational Communication Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many general organizational communication graduations there were in 2020-2021 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,492
Master’s Degree 353
Basic Certificate 118
Undergraduate Certificate 20
Graduate Certificate 19
Associate Degree 9
Doctor’s Degree 2

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Communication?

1,492 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
71% Percent Women
32% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major is dominated by women with about 71% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of general organizational communication majors is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 25
Black or African American 199
Hispanic or Latino 198
White 886
International Students 28
Other Races/Ethnicities 156

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in General Organizational Communication, too. About 1.9% of those with this major are international students.

Online Organizational Communication Programs

In the 2020-2021 academic year, 119 schools offered some type of general organizational communication program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 2 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 4 1
Bachelor’s Degree 12 5
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 23 10
Post-Master’s 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to general organizational communication.

Major Number of Grads
Public Relations 5,216
Advertising 4,918
Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication 4,203
Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication 1,553
Communication Management and Strategic Communications 1,397
Sports Communication 729
Health Communication 410
International & Intercultural Communication 256
Technical & Scientific Communication 217
Political Communication 187


*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.

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