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Other PR & Applied Communication

1,374 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
168 Master's Degrees Annually
#34 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 2020-2021 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 1,374
Master’s Degree 168
Graduate Certificate 9
Basic Certificate 2

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

1,374 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
77% Percent Women
26% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
The major attracts more women than men. About 77% 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:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 49
Black or African American 81
Hispanic or Latino 161
White 918
International Students 77
Other Races/Ethnicities 88

Geographic Diversity

Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication appeals to people across the globe. About 5.6% of those with this major are international students.

Online Other PR & Applied Communication Programs

In the 2020-2021 academic year, 64 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) 1 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 1 0
Bachelor’s Degree 5 2
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 11 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 5,216
Advertising 4,918
Public Relations, Advertising, & Applied Communication 4,203
General Organizational Communication 2,013
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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