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Undergraduate Certificates in Radio, Television & Digital Communication

631 Yearly Graduations
$20,900 Median Salary
$9,500 Median Debt
There are 73 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an undergraduate certificate in digital communication. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 56% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.1% of digital communication graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Digital Communication Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 631 students earned their undergraduate certificate in digital communication. This makes it the 56th most popular undergraduate 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 Undergraduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in digital communication is $20,900. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $19,725 and the high is $21,700.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an undergraduate certificate in digital communication is $9,500. 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, $11,942 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $9,500.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $99.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue undergraduate certificates in digital communication. About 62.1% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 392
Women 239
Gender Diversity of Undergraduate Certificates in Digital Communication

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 15
Black or African American 172
Hispanic or Latino 134
White 255
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 42
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Digital Communication Undergraduate Certificate Students

There are 73 colleges that offer an undergraduate certificate in digital communication. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Specs Howard School of Media Arts

Southfield, Michigan
228 Yearly Graduations
34% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Specs Howard School of Media Arts tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for digital communication majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate. Each year, around 400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The digital communication program at Specs Howard School of Media Arts awarded 228 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 54% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 34% were women.

#2

Digital Film Academy

New York, New York
75 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Digital Film Academy is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in digital communication. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. The digital communication program at Digital Film Academy awarded 75 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 69% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 24% were women.

#3

The Academy of Radio and TV Broadcasting

Huntington Beach, California
34 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The Academy of Radio and TV Broadcasting comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in digital communication. Each year, around 0 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 34 undergraduate certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at The Academy of Radio and TV Broadcasting. About 50% of this group were women, and 62% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#4

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana

Las Cruces, New Mexico
23 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
74% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

New Mexico State University - Dona Ana is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in digital communication. Roughly 8,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 undergraduate certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at NMSU Dona Ana. About 43% of this group were women, and 74% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

22 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
68% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orange Technical College - Mid Florida Campus is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in digital communication. Each year, around 2,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 undergraduate certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at OTC Mid Florida. About 55% of this group were women, and 68% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

21 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
52% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lorenzo Walker Technical College is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in digital communication. Each year, around 700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 undergraduate certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at Lorenzo Walker Technical College. About 57% of this group were women, and 52% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Fullerton College

Fullerton, California
18 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fullerton College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in digital communication. Each year, around 22,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 people received their undergraduate certificate in digital communication from Fullerton College. Of these students, 39% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

18 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

William T McFatter Technical College comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in digital communication. Roughly 1,100 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 undergraduate certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at William T McFatter Technical College. About 50% of this group were women, and 67% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Madison Area Technical College

Madison, Wisconsin
16 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Madison Area Technical College comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in digital communication. Each year, around 14,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,095 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,095 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 people received their undergraduate certificate in digital communication from Madison College. Around 19% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#10

North Central State College

Mansfield, Ohio
13 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

North Central State College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in digital communication. Roughly 3,000 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 people received their undergraduate certificate in digital communication from North Central State College. Of these students, 69% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

13 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
85% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Orange Technical College - Winter Park Campus comes in at #10 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in digital communication. Each year, around 1,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 undergraduate certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at OTC Winter Park. Of these students, 62% were women and 85% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

10 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
40% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Southern Oklahoma Technology Center comes in at #12 on our list of the most popular colleges offering undergraduate certificates in digital communication. Roughly 600 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their undergraduate certificate in digital communication from Southern Tech. Around 40% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#13

Pasadena City College

Pasadena, California
9 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
56% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Pasadena City College. Each year, around 26,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The digital communication program at Pasadena City College awarded 9 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 56% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#13

Palomar College

San Marcos, California
9 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Palomar College. Roughly 23,800 attend the school each year. The digital communication program at Palomar College awarded 9 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 56% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Orange Technical College - Westside Campus. Each year, around 1,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their undergraduate certificate in digital communication from OTC Westside. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#16

Lone Star College System

The Woodlands, Texas
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
57% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Lone Star College System. Each year, around 74,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The digital communication program at Lone Star College System awarded 7 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 43% were women and 57% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Rock Valley College

Rockford, Illinois
7 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Rock Valley College. Each year, around 6,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 undergraduate certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at Rock Valley College. About 14% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

7 Yearly Graduations
71% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Ventura Adult and Continuing Education. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 undergraduate certificates were handed out to digital communication majors at Ventura Adult and Continuing Education.

#16

Los Angeles Valley College

Valley Glen, California
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for digital communication majors who are seeking their undergraduate certificate is Los Angeles Valley College. Each year, around 16,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The digital communication program at Los Angeles Valley College awarded 7 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 29% were women and 86% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

Laney College

Oakland, California
7 Yearly Graduations
14% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Laney College is the 16th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an undergraduate certificate in digital communication. Roughly 10,400 attend the school each year. The digital communication program at Laney College awarded 7 undergraduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 86% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 14% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Public Relations & Advertising 198
Communication & Media Studies 111
Journalism 34
Other Communication & Journalism 14

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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