Public Relations Degree at San Jose State University

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Public Relations Degree

The public relations program at San Jose State University prepares students for careers as a promotions assistant, public relations specialist, and public relations manager. The program focuses on theories and methods for managing the media image of a business, organization, or individual and the communication process with stakeholders, constituencies, audiences, and the general public. Program course include: public relations theory, principles of advertising, message design, image management, special event management, media relations, community relations, public affairs, and internal communications. Get more details below including other California colleges that offer public relations degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Public Relations Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. San Jose State University offers a bachelor's degree program in public relations.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male10
Female53

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian20
Black3
Hispanic18
White15
Multiple Races6
Unknown1

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

Upon completion of the Public Relations program at San Jose State University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Advertising and Promotions Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or give-aways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, advertising and promotions managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 4.7% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 130
    • Average Hourly Rate: $48.93
    • Average Annual Salary: $101770

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.

Career Outlook & Projections ()

According to the BLS, public relations and fundraising managers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 7.1% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
    • Total Employment: 470
    • Average Hourly Rate: $71.39
    • Average Annual Salary: $148490

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.

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

Other schools offering Public Relations Programs in California

Public Relations 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,...)

Golden Gate University - San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Public Relations (B)

University of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Public Relations (M)
  • Advertising (M)

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Public Relations (B,M)
  • International and Intercultural Communication (B,M)

Chapman University

Orange, CA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Public Relations (B)
  • Health Communication (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
55.22%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
76%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
27:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
2

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,245