COMM-A Top 5 Major at UM
The White House and the U.S. Department of Education recently released the new College Scorecard. At the University of Maryland, Communication is ranked fifth in popularity of academic programs. Combined with students majoring in Journalism, Communication majors comprise 7% of all majors at the University, behind only "Social Sciences," Business, Engineering, and Biology.
The largest major in the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU), Communication is the tenth most popular major at the University of Maryland when uncombined from Journalism, according to 2014 data from UM's Office for Institutional Research, Planning, and Assessment. The Department of Communication has nearly 150 more majors than the Merrill School of Journalism. And of the nearly 2,500 students enrolled in an ARHU major, 28% (nearly one-third) are Communication majors.
In 2014, the University of Maryland conferred 7,279 bachelors degrees--338 of those were in Communication, the fourth highest number of degrees conferred by any department. Behind only Biology, Economics, and Criminology/Criminal Justice, the Department of Communication conferred the largest number of bachelors degrees in the College of Arts and Humanities. 29% of all ARHU degree recipients in 2014 were Communication majors.