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University of Nevada - Las Vegas BA in Communication & Media Studies

Communication & Media Studies is a major offered under the communication and journalism program of study at University of Nevada - Las Vegas. We’ve pulled together some essential information you should know about the bachelor’s degree program in communications, including how many students graduate each year, the ethnic diversity of these students, whether or not the degree is offered online, and more.

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Rankings for the UNLV BA in Communications

#171 in the U.S
#1 in Nevada

In order to help students and their parents find the best school for them, we have created several different types of college rankings, which are updated yearly. The bachelor's program at UNLV was ranked #171 on College Factual's Best Schools for communications list. It is also ranked #1 in Nevada.

Here are some of the other rankings for UNLV.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Colleges for Communication & Media Studies 48
Most Popular Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Media Studies 49
Best Value Master’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Media Studies 103
Best Communication & Media Studies Master’s Degree Schools 103
Most Popular Master’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Media Studies 117
Best Value Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Media Studies 155
Best Communication & Media Studies Bachelor’s Degree Schools 155
Most Focused Master’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Media Studies 170
Best Value Colleges for Communication & Media Studies 171
Best Communication & Media Studies Schools 171
Most Focused Bachelor’s Degree Colleges for Communication & Media Studies 211
Most Focused Colleges for Communication & Media Studies 216

How Much Does a Bachelor’s in Communications from UNLV Cost?

$8,465 Average Tuition and Fees (In-State)
$21,110 Average Student Debt

UNLV Undergraduate Tuition and Fees

In 2019-2020, the average part-time undergraduate tuition at UNLV was $521 per credit hour for out-of-state students. The average for in-state students was $242 per credit hour. Information about average full-time undergraduate tuition and fees is shown in the table below.

In State Out of State
Tuition $7,747 $23,398
Fees $718 $718
Books and Supplies $1,240 $1,240
On Campus Room and Board $10,924 $10,924
On Campus Other Expenses $4,368 $4,368

Learn more about UNLV tuition and fees.

UNLV Communications BA Student Debt

One factor in determining the overall cost in a degree is to consider how much in student loans you’ll have to take out. Students who received their bachelor’s degree at UNLV in Communications walked away with an average of $21,110 in student debt. That is 14% lower than the national average of $24,445.

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How Much Can You Make With a BA in Communications From UNLV?

$32,900 Average Salary
High Earnings Boost

communications who receive their bachelor’s degree from UNLV make an average of $32,900 a year during the early days of their career. That is 4% higher than the national average of $31,626.

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Does UNLV Offer an Online BA in Communications?

UNLV does not offer an online option for its communications bachelor’s degree program at this time. To see if the school offers distance learning options in other areas, visit the UNLV Online Learning page.

UNLV Bachelor’s Student Diversity for Communications

237 Bachelor's Degrees Awarded
68.4% Women
59.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
In the 2019-2020 academic year, 237 students received their bachelor’s degree in communications. The gender and racial-ethnic breakdown of those individuals is shown below.

Male-to-Female Ratio

Of the students who received their bachelor’s degree in communications in 2019-2020, 68.4% of them were women. This is higher than the nationwide number of 64.0%.

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Racial-Ethnic Diversity

Of those graduates who received a bachelor’s degree in communications at UNLV in 2019-2020, 59.1% were racial-ethnic minorities*. This is higher than the nationwide number of 36%.

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 16
Black or African American 29
Hispanic or Latino 54
Native American or Alaska Native 0
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2
White 95
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 40

BA in Communications Focus Areas at UNLV

Communication & Media Studies students may decide to major in one of the following focus areas.

Focus Area Annual Graduates
Speech Communication 113
Communication & Media Studies 124

References

*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.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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