Forms of communication are changing, and you are adapting just fine. You easily manage 8 social media accounts, read news online, and even write a travel blog. You are just as versatile as the degree you’re pursuing.
Good communication is important in any career, professional network, or relationship, so it’s no wonder it’s one of the top 10 most popular fields of study*. Though most of the careers within the communications field aren’t experiencing peak growth, jobs like technical writers and interpreters are growing at 15% and 46%*. In addition, the rapid growth of social media is leading to an increase in professions in online communication.
Humans will never stop communicating. A degree in communications and media is extremely versatile and can lead to paths in a variety of fields. The art of paper and pen may be lost, but with shortened attention spans, there’s never been a greater need for communication and media experts.*National Center for Education Statistics
Who would have thought that the world's first School of Journalism was founded in the Heart of America? Walter Williams established the school in the quiet little town of Columbia, Mo., in 1908. He also established the Missouri Press Association in 1867. Both have played big roles in the world of newspapers as we know it. Graduates go on to earn national and international awards for their work in Journalism. In fact, several Missouri graduates have gone on to win Pulitzer Prizes and Silver Anvils. Media is evolving. Missouri's School of Journalism is up for the challenge. The school focuses on innovationthrough multi-media labs, entrepreneurship courses, and internships. Students are encouraged to pick up new tools including social media to embrace an ever changing industry. They gain real-life experience through the school’s nine multi-media news operations, including television, newspaper and online publications and two advertising and public relations agencies. Now that's hands on experience.
Webster University offers 20 Communication and Media degree programs. It's a medium sized, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 98 Communication and Media students graduated with students earning 63 Bachelor's degrees, 34 Master's degrees, and 1 Certificate.
Drury University offers 7 Communication and Media degree programs. It's a small, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 26 Communication and Media students graduated with students earning 22 Bachelor's degrees, and 4 Master's degrees.
Saint Louis University offers 2 Communication and Media degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 54 Communication and Media students graduated with students earning 48 Bachelor's degrees, and 6 Master's degrees.
Missouri State University-Springfield offers 10 Communication and Media degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 180 Communication and Media students graduated with students earning 167 Bachelor's degrees, and 13 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Missouri-Columbia Columbia, MO||24 : 1||30,014|
|Webster University Saint Louis, MO||50 : 1||9,860|
|Drury University Springfield, MO||16 : 1||1,743|
|Saint Louis University Saint Louis, MO||18 : 1||12,799|
|Evangel University Springfield, MO||27 : 1||2,300|
|Missouri State University-Springfield Springfield, MO||31 : 1||23,453|
|Lindenwood University Saint Charles, MO||33 : 1||8,392|
|Ozarks Technical Community College Springfield, MO||53 : 1||11,762|
|University of Central Missouri Warrensburg, MO||26 : 1||11,229|
|University of Missouri-St Louis Saint Louis, MO||41 : 1||15,988|
|Northwest Missouri State University Maryville, MO||31 : 1||7,104|
|Mineral Area College Park Hills, MO||47 : 1||2,640|
|Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO||16 : 1||16,191|
|Missouri Baptist University Saint Louis, MO||79 : 1||5,309|
|College of the Ozarks Point Lookout, MO||16 : 1||1,546|
|Missouri Valley College Marshall, MO||20 : 1||1,768|
|Missouri Western State University Saint Joseph, MO||27 : 1||5,608|
|Maryville University of Saint Louis Saint Louis, MO||60 : 1||10,013|
|Avila University Kansas City, MO||23 : 1||1,526|
|Columbia College Columbia, MO||138 : 1||9,913|