Our Students

Communication Leadership has a robust student community, with monthly events, student affinity groups, and countless opportunities to collaborate both during the program and after you graduate. 

Join one of our online groups, read our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, learn more about our International Student community, or meet our alumni

The greater University of Washington community offers ways for all students to engage, find support, and access resources needed for success.


We view the diversity of experiences and perspectives in our student body and alumni network as one of our program’s core assets. Join a connected network of hundreds of students and alumni positioned at key global organizations across sectors.

Current Students

25% of our students are the first in their families to go to college. 17% went to the UW for previous degrees.

Years Since Bachelor’s Degree

60% of our students completed their undergraduate programs in the past five years. 29% completed their undergraduate programs between 5 and 9 years ago, and 11% of our students completed their undergraduate programs over 10 years ago.


Of our thousand-plus alumni, 865 are Digital Media graduates, 178 are Communities and Networks graduates, and 10 are graduates of our new Communication Leadership program.


19% of our students identify as men, 79% identify as women and 2% identify outside the binary.


Our students have many diverse backgrounds, including two-thirds who are international.

Where Our Students Are From

Our students come from all over the world to join the Communication Leadership program