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Associate’s Degrees in Radio, Television & Digital Communication

1,131 Yearly Graduations
$19,400 Median Salary
$11,000 Median Debt
There are 149 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in digital communication. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 54% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.0% of digital communication graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Digital Communication Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,131 students earned their associate's degree in digital communication. This earns it the #83 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in digital communication at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 10,624
Basic Certificate 2,098
Master’s Degree 1,492
Associate’s Degree 1,131
Undergraduate Certificate 631
Graduate Certificate 131
Doctor’s Degree 43

Earnings of Digital Communication Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in digital communication is $19,400. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $17,550 and the high is $26,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in digital communication is $11,000. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $15,116 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $10,125.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $114.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in digital communication. About 63.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 718
Women 413
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Digital Communication

The racial-ethnic distribution of digital communication associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 58
Black or African American 94
Hispanic or Latino 392
White 461
International Students 34
Other Races/Ethnicities 92
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Digital Communication Associate's Degree Students

There are 149 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in digital communication. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Moorpark College

Moorpark, California
54 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moorpark College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for digital communication majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Each year, around 14,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The digital communication program at Moorpark College awarded 54 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 26% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Mt. San Antonio College

Walnut, California
50 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
92% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Mt. San Antonio College. Roughly 29,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 associate's degrees were handed out to digital communication majors at Mt. SAC. About 44% of this group were women, and 92% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Los Angeles Valley College

Valley Glen, California
44 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Valley College comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in digital communication. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 44 associate's degrees were handed out to digital communication majors at LAVC. Around 61% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 41% were women.

#4

Fullerton College

Fullerton, California
43 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fullerton College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in digital communication. Each year, around 22,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The digital communication program at Fullerton College awarded 43 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 40% of this group were women, and 77% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Long Beach City College

Long Beach, California
38 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
84% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Long Beach City College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in digital communication. Roughly 24,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 38 people received their associate's degree in digital communication from Long Beach City College. About 26% of this group were women, and 84% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Southern Maine Community College

South Portland, Maine
34 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Maine Community College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in digital communication. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. The digital communication program at Southern Maine Community College awarded 34 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 35% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#7

Chaffey College

Rancho Cucamonga, California
33 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chaffey College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in digital communication. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their associate's degree in digital communication from Chaffey College. Of these students, 18% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

30 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Austin Community College District. Roughly 41,000 attend the school each year. The digital communication program at Austin Community College District awarded 30 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 37% were women.

#9

De Anza College

Cupertino, California
29 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

De Anza College is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in digital communication. Roughly 18,600 attend the school each year. The digital communication program at De Anza College awarded 29 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 48% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

El Paso Community College

El Paso, Texas
28 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their associate's degree is El Paso Community College. Roughly 29,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their associate's degree in digital communication from El Paso Community College. About 46% of this group were women, and 86% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

23 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Tompkins Cortland Community College. Each year, around 2,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 associate's degrees were handed out to digital communication majors at Tompkins Cortland. Of these students, 35% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, California
22 Yearly Graduations
18% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pasadena City College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in digital communication. Each year, around 26,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The digital communication program at Pasadena City College awarded 22 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 77% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 18% were women.

#12

Orange County Community College

Middletown, New York
22 Yearly Graduations
41% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orange County Community College comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in digital communication. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. The digital communication program at Orange County Community College awarded 22 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 41% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Orange Coast College

Costa Mesa, California
19 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Orange Coast College. Roughly 20,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 associate's degrees were handed out to digital communication majors at Orange Coast College. Of these students, 26% were women and 42% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Baker College

Owosso, Michigan
18 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Baker College. Roughly 7,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,720 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,510 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their associate's degree in digital communication from Baker College. About 50% of this group were women, and 17% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Eau Claire, Wisconsin
18 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chippewa Valley Technical College comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in digital communication. Each year, around 7,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their associate's degree in digital communication from CVTC. Around 17% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

#17

San Joaquin Delta College

Stockton, California
16 Yearly Graduations
44% Women

The 17th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their associate's degree is San Joaquin Delta College. Each year, around 18,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their associate's degree in digital communication from Delta. About 44% of this group were women, and 100% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, California
16 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Saddleback College. Each year, around 19,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 associate's degrees were handed out to digital communication majors at Saddleback College. About 44% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Hawkeye Community College

Waterloo, Iowa
15 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hawkeye Community College is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in digital communication. Roughly 5,100 attend the school each year. The digital communication program at Hawkeye Community College awarded 15 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 40% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, California
15 Yearly Graduations
27% Women
73% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their associate's degree is City College of San Francisco. Each year, around 24,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 associate's degrees were handed out to digital communication majors at City College of San Francisco. Of these students, 27% were women and 73% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to digital communication that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Communication & Media Studies 6,266
Journalism 690
Public Relations & Advertising 402
Other Communication & Journalism 71

References

*The racial-ethnic minority student count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the percentage of racial-ethnic minorities.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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