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Communication & Media Studies at University of California - Davis

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Communication & Media Studies at University of California - Davis

The Communication & Media Studies major is part of the communication & journalism program at University of California - Davis.

We've pulled together some essential information you should know about the program, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, average starting salaries, and more. Also, learn how UC Davis ranks among other schools offering degrees in communications.

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UC Davis Communications Rankings

In College Factual's most recent rankings for the best schools for communications majors, UC Davis came in at #20. This puts it in the top 5% of the country in this field of study. It is also ranked #4 in California.

Ranking Type Rank
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Media Studies (Income $75-$110k) 7
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Media Studies (Income $48-$75k) 15
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Media Studies (With Aid) 17
Best Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 17
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Media Studies (Income $30-$48k) 19
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Media Studies (Income $0-$30k) 23
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Highest Paid Bachelor’s Degree Communication & Media Studies Graduates 74
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Media Studies (Income Over $110k) 103
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Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Media Studies 446

Popularity of Communications at UC Davis

During the 2020-2021 academic year, University of California - Davis handed out 300 bachelor's degrees in communication and media studies. Due to this, the school was ranked #37 in popularity out of all colleges and universities that offer this degree. This is a decrease of 7% over the previous year when 323 degrees were handed out.

How Much Do Communications Graduates from UC Davis Make?

Salary of Communications Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

The median salary of communications students who receive their bachelor's degree at UC Davis is $38,895. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is higher than the national average of $32,435 for all communications bachelor's degree recipients.

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How Much Student Debt Do Communications Graduates from UC Davis Have?

Student Debt of Communications Graduates with a Bachelor's Degree

While getting their bachelor's degree at UC Davis, communications students borrow a median amount of $13,000 in student loans. This is not too bad considering that the median debt load of all communications bachelor's degree recipients across the country is $25,333.

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The typical student loan payment of a bachelor's degree student from the communications program at UC Davis is $268 per month.

Communications Student Diversity at UC Davis

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the communications majors at University of California - Davis.

UC Davis Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Program

During the 2020-2021 academic year, 300 communications majors earned their bachelor's degree from UC Davis. Of these graduates, 31% were men and 69% were women.

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The following table and chart show the ethnic background for students who recently graduated from University of California - Davis with a bachelor's in communications.

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Ethnic Background Number of Students
Asian 75
Black or African American 5
Hispanic or Latino 67
White 77
Non-Resident Aliens 58
Other Races 18

Related Major Annual Graduates
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 6

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