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Associate’s Degrees in Graphic Communications

1,874 Yearly Graduations
$24,100 Median Salary
$12,000 Median Debt
An associate's degree in graphic communication is offered at 211 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 3.1% of graphic communication graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Graphic Communication Majors

In 2018-2019, 1,874 earned their associate's degree in graphic communication. This makes it the 58th most popular associate's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 2,944
Associate’s Degree 1,874
Basic Certificate 1,127
Undergraduate Certificate 1,080
Master’s Degree 359
Graduate Certificate 50

Earnings of Graphic Communication Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in graphic communication is $24,100. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $22,050 and the high is $26,725.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in graphic communication is $12,000. 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, $18,108 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $8,768.

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The median monthly payment of a graphic communication graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $125.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in graphic communication. About 55.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,030
Women 844
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Graphic Communication

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 118
Black or African American 122
Hispanic or Latino 442
White 965
International Students 58
Other Races/Ethnicities 169
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Graphic Communication Associate's Degree Students

There are 211 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in graphic communication. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Miami Dade College

Miami, Florida
63 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Miami Dade College tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for graphic communication majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 51,600 attend the school each year. The graphic communication program at Miami Dade College awarded 63 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 49% were women and 83% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

49 Yearly Graduations
61% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus State Community College is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in graphic communication. Roughly 28,100 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 49 people received their associate's degree in graphic communication from Columbus State. About 61% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

42 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
79% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Borough of Manhattan Community College is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in graphic communication. Roughly 25,500 attend the school each year. The graphic communication program at Borough of Manhattan Community College awarded 42 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 52% were women and 79% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Middlesex County College

Edison, New Jersey
39 Yearly Graduations
51% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Middlesex County College comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in graphic communication. Each year, around 11,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 39 associate's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at Middlesex County College. Around 67% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 51% were women.

#5

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, Utah
36 Yearly Graduations
53% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Salt Lake Community College comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in graphic communication. Each year, around 29,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 36 people received their associate's degree in graphic communication from Salt Lake Community College. About 53% of this group were women, and 44% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

33 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for graphic communication majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Each year, around 11,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their associate's degree in graphic communication from NWTC. Of these students, 64% were women and 9% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Tyler Junior College

Tyler, Texas
33 Yearly Graduations
9% Women
21% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for graphic communication majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Tyler Junior College. Each year, around 12,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 people received their associate's degree in graphic communication from Tyler Junior College. Around 21% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 9% were women.

#8

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, Colorado
32 Yearly Graduations
66% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pikes Peak Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in graphic communication. Each year, around 13,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 people received their associate's degree in graphic communication from PPCC. About 66% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Houston Community College

Houston, Texas
32 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
66% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for graphic communication majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Houston Community College. Each year, around 56,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 32 associate's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at Houston Community College. Of these students, 38% were women and 66% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Front Range Community College

Westminster, Colorado
31 Yearly Graduations
52% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Front Range Community College is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in graphic communication. Roughly 19,200 attend the school each year. The graphic communication program at Front Range Community College awarded 31 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 52% were women and 26% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Hostos Community College

Bronx, New York
30 Yearly Graduations
40% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Hostos Community College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in graphic communication. Each year, around 7,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 30 people received their associate's degree in graphic communication from Hostos. Around 87% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 40% were women.

#12

Orange County Community College

Middletown, New York
28 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for graphic communication majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Orange County Community College. Roughly 6,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 people received their associate's degree in graphic communication from SUNY Orange. Of these students, 57% were women and 61% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

28 Yearly Graduations
36% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lake Washington Institute of Technology is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in graphic communication. Each year, around 3,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 associate's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at LWTech. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 36% were women.

#12

Mt. San Antonio College

Walnut, California
28 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
86% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mt. San Antonio College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in graphic communication. Roughly 29,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 28 associate's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at Mt. SAC. Of these students, 57% were women and 86% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Sierra College

Rocklin, California
27 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Sierra College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in graphic communication. Each year, around 18,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 27 associate's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at Sierra College. Of these students, 48% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#16

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita, California
25 Yearly Graduations
28% Women
72% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for graphic communication majors who are seeking their associate's degree is College of the Canyons. Each year, around 19,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The graphic communication program at College of the Canyons awarded 25 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 28% were women and 72% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Ozarks Technical Community College

Springfield, Missouri
24 Yearly Graduations
92% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ozarks Technical Community College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in graphic communication. Roughly 11,700 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 associate's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at OTC. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 92% were women.

#17

College of DuPage

Glen Ellyn, Illinois
24 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College of DuPage is the 17th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in graphic communication. Each year, around 23,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 associate's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at COD. Around 25% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#17

Northwest Vista College

San Antonio, Texas
24 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northwest Vista College comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in graphic communication. Each year, around 18,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 associate's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at Northwest Vista College. Of these students, 25% were women and 54% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

23 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Iowa Tech Community College comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in graphic communication. Each year, around 5,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 23 associate's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at Western Iowa Tech Community College. About 26% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Audiovisual Communications 2,223
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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