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Associate’s Degrees in Audiovisual Communications

2,223 Yearly Graduations
$20,550 Median Salary
$16,000 Median Debt
There are 198 schools in the United States where you can get your associate's degree in audiovisual. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.2% of audiovisual graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Audiovisual Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,223 associate's degrees were awarded to audiovisual majors. This earns it the #53 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 audiovisual at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Associate’s Degree 2,223
Basic Certificate 2,069
Undergraduate Certificate 1,650
Bachelor’s Degree 1,340
Master’s Degree 165
Graduate Certificate 1

Earnings of Audiovisual Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in audiovisual is $20,550. However, this can depend on a number of factors, such as where you live and the number of years experience you have.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $18,375 to a high of $25,900.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in audiovisual is $16,000. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $22,625 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $13,107.

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The median monthly payment of a audiovisual graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $166.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in audiovisual. About 72.4% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,610
Women 613
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Audiovisual

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 56
Black or African American 459
Hispanic or Latino 485
White 1,008
International Students 48
Other Races/Ethnicities 167
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Audiovisual Associate's Degree Students

There are 198 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in audiovisual. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

SAE Institute - Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee
96 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for audiovisual students seekingan associate's degree is SAE Institute - Nashville. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The audiovisual program at SAE Institute - Nashville awarded 96 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 66% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 17% were women.

#2

SAE Institute - Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia
69 Yearly Graduations
17% Women
97% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SAE Institute - Atlanta comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in audiovisual. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 69 associate's degrees were handed out to audiovisual majors at SAE Institute - Atlanta. Of these students, 17% were women and 97% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida
64 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Full Sail University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in audiovisual. Each year, around 21,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,667 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,498 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 64 people received their associate's degree in audiovisual from Full Sail University. Around 48% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#4

SAE Institute - Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
62 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SAE Institute - Chicago is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in audiovisual. Each year, around 300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 associate's degrees were handed out to audiovisual majors at SAE Institute - Chicago. Around 77% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 19% were women.

#5

Institute of Production and Recording

Minneapolis, Minnesota
60 Yearly Graduations
10% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Institute of Production and Recording comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in audiovisual. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 60 associate's degrees were handed out to audiovisual majors at Institute of Production and Recording. Of these students, 10% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

56 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Borough of Manhattan Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in audiovisual. Each year, around 25,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The audiovisual program at Borough of Manhattan Community College awarded 56 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 79% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 39% were women.

#7

Los Angeles Film School

Hollywood, California
54 Yearly Graduations
15% Women
63% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Los Angeles Film School is the 7th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in audiovisual. Each year, around 5,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 54 people received their associate's degree in audiovisual from LA Film School. Around 63% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 15% were women.

51 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
75% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for audiovisual majors who are seeking their associate's degree is MediaTech Institute - Dallas. Each year, around 200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 people received their associate's degree in audiovisual from MediaTech Institute - Dallas. Of these students, 25% were women and 75% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

51 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Suffolk County Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in audiovisual. Each year, around 25,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 51 associate's degrees were handed out to audiovisual majors at Suffolk County Community College. Of these students, 53% were women and 18% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

47 Yearly Graduations
11% Women

The 10th most popular school in the country for audiovisual majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Colegio de Cinematografía Artes y Television. Each year, around 600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 people received their associate's degree in audiovisual from CCAT. Of these students, 11% were women and 100% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Bossier Parish Community College

Bossier City, Louisiana
43 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for audiovisual majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Bossier Parish Community College. Each year, around 6,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 people received their associate's degree in audiovisual from Bossier Parish Community College. Of these students, 37% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

New England Institute of Technology

East Greenwich, Rhode Island
43 Yearly Graduations
2% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for audiovisual majors who are seeking their associate's degree is New England Institute of Technology. Each year, around 2,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $29,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,320 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 43 associate's degrees were handed out to audiovisual majors at New England Tech. About 2% of this group were women, and 19% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

MediaTech Institute - Houston

Houston, Texas
41 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

MediaTech Institute - Houston is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in audiovisual. Each year, around 100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The audiovisual program at MediaTech Institute - Houston awarded 41 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 29% were women and 80% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#14

Houston Community College

Houston, Texas
37 Yearly Graduations
19% Women
70% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Houston Community College comes in at #14 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in audiovisual. Roughly 56,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 37 people received their associate's degree in audiovisual from Houston Community College. About 19% of this group were women, and 70% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Chattahoochee Technical College

Marietta, Georgia
35 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for audiovisual majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Chattahoochee Technical College. Roughly 10,100 attend the school each year. The audiovisual program at Chattahoochee Technical College awarded 35 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#16

SAE Expression College

Emeryville, California
32 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for audiovisual majors who are seeking their associate's degree is SAE Expression College. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 associate's degrees were handed out to audiovisual majors at SAE Expression College. Around 72% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 16% were women.

#17

Kingsborough Community College

Brooklyn, New York
31 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
77% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for audiovisual majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Kingsborough Community College. Roughly 15,400 attend the school each year. The audiovisual program at Kingsborough Community College awarded 31 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 55% were women and 77% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#18

Columbia Central University - Caguas

Caguas, Puerto Rico
29 Yearly Graduations
7% Women

The 18th most popular school in the country for audiovisual majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Columbia Central University - Caguas. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,540 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,270 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 associate's degrees were handed out to audiovisual majors at Columbia Central University - Caguas. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 7% were women.

#18

Tri-County Technical College

Pendleton, South Carolina
29 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for audiovisual majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Tri-County Technical College. Each year, around 6,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 29 people received their associate's degree in audiovisual from TCTC. Of these students, 38% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Milwaukee, Wisconsin
27 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Milwaukee Area Technical College is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in audiovisual. Each year, around 14,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 people received their associate's degree in audiovisual from MATC. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 11% were women.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Graphic Communications 1,874
Communications Technology 176
Other Communication Technology 66

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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