Communications Degree at University of Iowa (Iowa)

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Communications Degree

The communications program at University of Iowa prepares the student to enter the fields of advertising, marketing, organizational communication, public relations, publishing, human resources, law, criminal justice, politics, public administration, and more. The program focuses on the scientific, humanistic, and critical study of human communication in a variety of formats, media, and contexts. Program courses include: intercultural communication, speaking and listening, verbal and nonverbal interaction, rhetorical theory and criticism, argumentation and persuasion, technologically mediated communication, and popular culture. Get more details below including other Iowa colleges that offer communications degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Communications Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. University of Iowa has offered the following programs for students:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree

Students by Academic Level (2015)

 Graduates
Bachelor's Degree238
Master's Degree1
Doctorate Degree10

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male75
Female174

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian4
Black6
Hispanic11
White202
Multiple Races1
Non Resident Alien8
Unknown17

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Communications program at Iowa, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Communications Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in communications, such as organizational communications, public relations, radio/television broadcasting, and journalism. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Radio and Television Announcers

Description

Speak or read from scripted materials, such as news reports or commercial messages, on radio or television. May announce artist or title of performance, identify station, or interview guests.

Public Address System and Other Announcers

Description

Make announcements over public address system at sporting or other public events. May act as master of ceremonies or disc jockey at weddings, parties, clubs, or other gathering places.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, public address system and other announcers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 2.9% from 2014 to 2024

Public Relations Specialists

Description

Engage in promoting or creating an intended public image for individuals, groups, or organizations. May write or select material for release to various communications media.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, public relations specialists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.2% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Iowa City, IA
    • Total Employment: 90
    • Average Hourly Rate: $27.83
    • Average Annual Salary: $57890

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Communications Programs in Iowa

Communications programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Coe College

Cedar Rapids, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B)

Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Communications (B)
  • Media Studies (B)

Iowa Wesleyan College

Mount Pleasant, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Communication, General (B)
  • Communications (B)

University of Dubuque

Dubuque, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 6 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communication, General (M)
  • Communications (M)

Central College

Pella, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 9 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B)

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 83 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B,M)
  • Media Studies (B,M)

Iowa State University

Ames, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 83 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B)

Luther College

Decorah, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 26 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B)

Graceland University - Lamoni

Lamoni, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (B)

Waldorf College

Forest City, IA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Communications (A,B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
80.74%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
86%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
15:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
24

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$8,428