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2023 Organizational Communication Students

There are about 9,248 students enrolled in Organizational Communication in the USA.

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College often is a particularly consequential adventure in one's life; it's an opportunity for personal growth and maturation. Undergraduates continue to find out who they can be and cultivate many of the must-have skills to become a flourishing member of society. But learning isn't completely confined to a classroom - the campus dialogue, the wild anecdote learned from a tenured instructor, the exposure to a different life experience. As such, finding a diverse college vastly enriches what one gains from the time spent in school.

Organizational Communication is a less ethnically diverse major than average*. 70% of the nation's Organizational Communication majors are white students, followed by black students (13%), latino students (11%), and students of other races**(5%). The most racially diverse college* in the top 100 is Pepperdine University located in Malibu, CA.

Additionally, Organizational Communication significatly skews female, with faintly south of seven out of ten students majoring in Organizational Communication identifying as women. Bradley University in Peoria, IL has the most gender balanced student body in the top 100.

Another important type of diversity is socioeconomic diversity. Sadly, Organizational Communication ranks in the bottom 27% of programs economic diversity. 31% of its students come from low income families, 15% are from households taking in between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 25% grew up in families who earn over $110,000 a year. Oral Roberts University is the most financially diverse institution in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Organizational Communication. The Rocky Mountains is the most diverse region, and the West Coast Conference is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 1%

  • Black: 13%

  • Latino: 11%

  • White: 70%

  • Other: 5%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 31%

  • Female: 69%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 31%

  • 30k - 48k: 14%

  • 48k - 75k: 15%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 25%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 62%

  • Out of State: 36%

  • International: 2%

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