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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 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,533
Master’s Degree 276
Basic Certificate 67
Undergraduate Certificate 30
Graduate Certificate 21
Associate Degree 8
Doctor’s Degree 3

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

1,533 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
70% Percent Women
32% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major is dominated by women with about 70% 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 32
Black or African American 221
Hispanic or Latino 171
White 945
International Students 24
Other Races/Ethnicities 140

Geographic Diversity

General Organizational Communication appeals to people across the globe. About 1.6% of those with this major are international students.

Online Organizational Communication Programs

In 2019-2020, 116 schools offered a general organizational communication program of some type. 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 10 4
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 21 7
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 5,347
Advertising 4,751
Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication 3,827
Other Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication 1,802
Communication Management and Strategic Communications 974
Sports Communication 561
International & Intercultural Communication 350
Health Communication 325
Political Communication 183
Technical & Scientific Communication 171


*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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