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Other PR & Applied Communication

1,647 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
205 Master's Degrees Annually
#29 in Popularity

Types of Degrees Other PR & Applied Communication Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many other public relations, advertising, and applied communication graduations there were in 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,580
Master’s Degree 208
Graduate Certificate 7
Basic Certificate 4
Associate Degree 3

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Other PR & Applied Communication?

1,580 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
77% Percent Women
26% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major is dominated by women with about 77% of recent graduates being female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of public relations, advertising, and applied communication majors is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 45
Black or African American 95
Hispanic or Latino 179
White 1,049
International Students 83
Other Races/Ethnicities 129

Geographic Diversity

Americans aren’t the only ones with an interest in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication. About 5.3% of those with this major are international students.

Online Other PR & Applied Communication Programs

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 68 schools offered some type of other public relations, advertising, and applied 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) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 5 2
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 13 7
Post-Master’s 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 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 public relations, advertising, and applied communication.

Major Number of Grads
Public Relations 5,347
Advertising 4,751
Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication 3,827
General Organizational Communication 1,938
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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