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Organizational Communication

1,498 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
321 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 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,498
Master’s Degree 321
Basic Certificate 48
Associate’s Degree 6
Doctor’s Degree 6
Graduate Certificate 6

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

1,498 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
69% Percent Women
30% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major is dominated by women with about 69% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of General Organizational Communication Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 21
Black or African American 224
Hispanic or Latino 142
White 935
International Students 26
Other Races/Ethnicities 150

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in General Organizational Communication. About 1.7% of those with this major are international students.

Online Organizational Communication Programs

In the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 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) 10 3
Certificate (1-2 years) 1 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 4 1
Bachelor’s Degree 9 3
Post-Baccalaureate 10 3
Master’s Degree 21 8
Post-Master’s 0 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 5,707
Advertising 5,571
Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication 3,676
Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication 1,866
Sports Communication 459
Health Communication 351
International & Intercultural Communication 293
Political Communication 198
Technical & Scientific Communication 150


*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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