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2,098 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
51% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 114 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a basic certificate in digital communication. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 51% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.2% of digital communication graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Digital Communication Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 2,098 students earned their basic certificate in digital communication. This makes it the 47th most popular basic certificate program in the country.

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 Basic Certificates

We are unable to calculate the median earnings for digital communication majors with their basic certificate due to lack of data.

Student Debt

We do not have the data to estimate the median debt for this class of people.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue basic certificates in digital communication. About 56.5% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,185
Women 913
Gender Diversity of Basic Certificates in Digital Communication

The racial-ethnic distribution of digital communication basic certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 67
Black or African American 595
Hispanic or Latino 292
White 940
International Students 47
Other Races/Ethnicities 157
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Digital Communication Basic Certificate Students

There are 114 colleges that offer a basic certificate in digital communication. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Madison, Wisconsin
208 Yearly Graduations
68% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Wisconsin - Madison tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for digital communication majors who are seeking their basic certificate. Each year, around 44,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,273 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,728 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 208 people received their basic certificate in digital communication from UW - Madison. Of these students, 68% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, California
189 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Saddleback College. Roughly 19,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 189 basic certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at Saddleback College. Around 45% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

171 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Illinois Media School-Chicago Campus. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 171 basic certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at Illinois Media School-Chicago Campus. About 47% of this group were women, and 88% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

Ohio Media School-Valley View

Valley View, Ohio
158 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Ohio Media School-Valley View. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 158 basic certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at Ohio Media School-Valley View. Around 70% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 37% were women.

#5

Ohio Media School-Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Ohio
135 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Ohio Media School-Cincinnati. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 135 people received their basic certificate in digital communication from Ohio Media School-Cincinnati. About 42% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
130 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Georgia comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in digital communication. Each year, around 38,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 130 basic certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at UGA. About 69% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

118 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The Ohio Media School-Columbus comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in digital communication. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The digital communication program at The Ohio Media School-Columbus awarded 118 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. About 35% of this group were women, and 85% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Illinois Media School

Lombard, Illinois
104 Yearly Graduations
30% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Illinois Media School is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in digital communication. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 104 basic certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at Illinois Media School. About 30% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Colorado Media School

Lakewood, Colorado
101 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Colorado Media School is the 9th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in digital communication. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 101 basic certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at Colorado Media School. Of these students, 26% were women and 48% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
53 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Chattahoochee Technical College comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in digital communication. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. The digital communication program at Chattahoochee Technical College awarded 53 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 26% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Missouri - Columbia

Columbia, Missouri
52 Yearly Graduations
73% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their basic certificate is University of Missouri - Columbia. Each year, around 30,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,120 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,264 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 52 people received their basic certificate in digital communication from Mizzou. Of these students, 73% were women and 27% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

43 Yearly Graduations
58% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Seminole State College of Florida. Each year, around 17,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 basic certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at Seminole State. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 58% were women.

#13

Miami Media School

Miami, Florida
40 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
90% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Miami Media School comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in digital communication. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 40 people received their basic certificate in digital communication from Miami Media School. About 45% of this group were women, and 90% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Moorpark College

Moorpark, California
38 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
47% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Moorpark College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in digital communication. Roughly 14,200 attend the school each year. The digital communication program at Moorpark College awarded 38 basic certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 29% were women and 47% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Valencia College

Orlando, Florida
36 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Valencia College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in digital communication. Each year, around 47,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their basic certificate in digital communication from Valencia College. About 28% of this group were women, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#16

Omnitech Institute

Atlanta, Georgia
31 Yearly Graduations
35% Women

The 16th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Omnitech Institute. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 people received their basic certificate in digital communication from Omnitech Institute. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 35% were women.

#16

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, California
31 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

City College of San Francisco comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering basic certificates in digital communication. Roughly 24,400 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 people received their basic certificate in digital communication from City College of San Francisco. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 42% were women.

#16

Los Angeles City College

Los Angeles, California
31 Yearly Graduations
42% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles City College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a basic certificate in digital communication. Roughly 14,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 31 basic certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at Los Angeles City College. Of these students, 42% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#19

Carolina School of Broadcasting

Charlotte, North Carolina
22 Yearly Graduations
23% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 19th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Carolina School of Broadcasting. Roughly 0 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 people received their basic certificate in digital communication from Carolina School of Broadcasting. About 23% of this group were women, and 36% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#20

Riverside City College

Riverside, California
20 Yearly Graduations
35% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their basic certificate is Riverside City College. Each year, around 21,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 20 basic certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at Riverside City College. About 35% of this group were women, and 80% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to digital communication that offer basic certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Communication & Media Studies 1,627
Public Relations & Advertising 401
Journalism 136
Other Communication & Journalism 61
Publishing 27

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.

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