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Most Popular Schools for Mass Communication/Media Studies Major & Degree Program

A program that focuses on the analysis and criticism of media institutions and media texts, how people experience and understand media content, and the roles of media in producing and transforming culture. Includes instruction in communications regulation, law, and policy; media history; media aesthetics, interpretation, and criticism; the social and cultural effects of mass media; cultural studies; the economics of media industries; visual and media literacy; and the psychology and behavioral aspects of media messages, interpretation, and utilization.


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Rank School Name Students % of Total Total On-Campus Cost
1 Virginia Commonwealth University 379 6% $28,297
2 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 374 6% $24,024
3 Middle Tennessee State University 312 6% $20,818
4 University of North Florida 308 8% $20,575
5 University of Utah 306 4% $21,920
6 Florida International University 305 3% $22,968
7 Washington State University 290 5% $27,697
8 Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College 262 5% $23,227
9 University of South Florida-Main Campus 251 2% $20,760
10 University of California-Berkeley 242 2% $33,319
11 Towson University 206 4% $23,166
12 The New School 186 6% $59,691
13 Florida Gulf Coast University 184 7% $19,102
14 CUNY Hunter College 169 3% $20,181
15 American University 167 5% $56,808
16 The University of West Florida 154 6% $19,737
17 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 136 2% $22,142
18 Sam Houston State University 134 3% $20,024
19 Saint Cloud State University 119 4% $19,002
20 CUNY Queens College 113 2% $26,179
21 Pace University-New York 111 4% $56,999
22 DePaul University 110 2% $49,367
23 Iona College 106 9% $49,295
24 Austin Peay State University 98 5% $21,513
25 Clarion University of Pennsylvania 97 6% $22,120
26 University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus 95 1% $32,126
27 The University of Texas-Pan American 84 2% $16,245
28 Minnesota State University-Mankato 82 3% $17,562
29 University of Memphis 81 2% $23,535
30 University of Nevada-Las Vegas 81 2% $22,195
31 Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville 80 3% $23,069
32 Texas State University 79 1% $19,620
33 North Carolina A & T State University 79 4% $15,929
34 Winona State University 77 4% $20,790
35 Virginia State University 77 7% $20,767
36 University of Washington-Bothell Campus 77 6% $27,658
37 East Tennessee State University 73 2% $23,607
38 Orange Coast College 70 3% $2,848
39 University of North Carolina at Greensboro 69 2% $19,172
40 Minnesota State University-Moorhead 67 5% $19,000
41 Lindenwood University 66 2% $31,140
42 Miami University-Oxford 65 1% $29,701
43 SUNY Oneonta 65 4% $21,680
44 Valdosta State University 63 2% $20,746
45 University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire 62 3% $18,505
46 University of North Carolina at Pembroke 61 5% $17,622
47 Colorado State University-Pueblo 60 6% $20,938
48 University of Maryland-Baltimore County 60 2% $24,762
49 Delaware State University 59 9% $21,581
50 Quinnipiac University 58 3% $55,780
51 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania 57 3% $20,287
52 Grambling State University 55 6% $22,720
53 Webster University 54 1% $41,918
54 Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania 54 3% $22,182
55 Illinois State University 53 1% $26,259
56 Frostburg State University 48 4% $20,046
57 University of Missouri-St Louis 48 2% $24,322
58 Denison University 48 9% $56,520
59 North Carolina Central University 47 3% $18,547
60 Southern University and A & M College 47 4% $18,882
61 Wright State University-Main Campus 45 1% $22,438
62 University of Florida 45 0% $19,103
63 Missouri State University-Springfield 43 1% $19,251
64 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 43 0% $29,086
65 McNeese State University 43 3% $17,759
66 University of South Florida-St Petersburg 43 4% $20,170
67 Endicott College 42 5% $45,536
68 University of Louisiana at Monroe 42 3% $17,250
69 Governors State University 42 3% N/A
70 University of San Francisco 41 2% $58,384
71 Bethune-Cookman University 41 9% $27,058
72 University of Southern Maine 40 2% $24,062
73 Union County College 39 3% $6,198
74 University of Louisiana at Lafayette 39 1% $19,035
75 Oral Roberts University 38 6% $36,950
76 Catholic University of America 38 3% $56,842
77 University of South Dakota 37 2% $20,183
78 California State University-San Marcos 36 2% $23,162
79 Black Hills State University 36 5% $17,862
80 University of North Carolina at Asheville 36 5% $18,765
81 Winston-Salem State University 34 2% $16,708
82 Midwestern State University 34 3% $17,904
83 Washburn University 34 3% $17,403
84 Hobart William Smith Colleges 34 7% $59,850
85 University of Central Florida 32 0% $20,839
86 Texas Tech University 32 0% $21,601
87 Elizabethtown College 32 7% $49,650
88 Michigan State University 31 0% $24,648
89 Indiana University-South Bend 31 3% $19,080
90 Jackson State University 30 2% $20,640
91 Brown University 30 1% $60,460
92 Benedict College 30 8% $30,458
93 CUNY Lehman College 29 1% $24,470
94 Johnson C Smith University 29 12% $32,136
95 Colorado Mesa University 29 2% $19,729
96 Nicholls State University 28 2% $19,180
97 Medaille College 26 3% $37,312
98 Ursinus College 25 6% $58,880
99 Claflin University 25 7% $32,300
100 George Washington University 24 0% $61,446

This list indicates the number of students that completed the Mass Communication/Media Studies program at the schools above.
It is not necessarily an indicator of academic rigor or quality of education.
Note that some schools do not have enough data to be ranked, and these schools will not appear in our lists.