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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 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,647
Master’s Degree 205
Graduate Certificate 12
Associate’s Degree 2

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

1,647 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
78% Percent Women
28% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 78% of the recent graduates in this field are female.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

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

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 49
Black or African American 138
Hispanic or Latino 188
White 1,072
International Students 84
Other Races/Ethnicities 116

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, too. About 5.1% of those with this major are international students.

Online Other PR & Applied Communication Programs

In 2018-2019, 71 schools offered a public relations, advertising, and applied 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) 3 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 4 1
Post-Baccalaureate 3 0
Master’s Degree 15 6
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 5,707
Advertising 5,571
Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication 3,676
General Organizational Communication 1,885
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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