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Bachelor’s Degrees in Graphic Communications

2,944 Yearly Graduations
$27,800 Median Salary
$27,000 Median Debt
A bachelor's degree in graphic communication is offered at 134 colleges in the United States. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 36% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 8.1% of graphic communication graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Graphic Communication Majors

In 2018-2019, 2,944 bachelor's degrees were awarded to graphic communication majors. This makes it the 109th most popular bachelor'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 Bachelor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in graphic communication is $27,800. 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 $21,600 and the high is $33,200.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a bachelor's degree in graphic communication is $27,000. 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, $28,688 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $24,888.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $280.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their bachelor's degree in graphic communication. About 51.6% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,424
Women 1,520
Gender Diversity of Bachelor's Degrees in Graphic Communication

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 245
Black or African American 230
Hispanic or Latino 457
White 1,512
International Students 238
Other Races/Ethnicities 262
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Graphic Communication Bachelor's Degree Students

There are 134 colleges that offer a bachelor’s degree in graphic communication. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

381 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for graphic communication students seekinga bachelor's degree is Savannah College of Art and Design. Roughly 14,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $37,575 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,475 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 381 bachelor's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at SCAD. About 63% of this group were women, and 32% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, California
116 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
32% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Academy of Art University comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in graphic communication. Roughly 9,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $23,112 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,992 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 116 bachelor's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at Academy of Art University. Around 32% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

114 Yearly Graduations
64% Women
36% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Ringling College of Art and Design is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in graphic communication. Each year, around 1,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 114 people received their bachelor's degree in graphic communication from Ringling College. Of these students, 64% were women and 36% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

100 Yearly Graduations
82% Women
41% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in graphic communication. Each year, around 21,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 100 bachelor's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Around 41% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 82% were women.

#5

School of Visual Arts

New York, New York
92 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

School of Visual Arts is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in graphic communication. Roughly 4,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $41,900 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $46,940 per year.

The graphic communication program at School of Visual Arts awarded 92 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 67% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan
75 Yearly Graduations
39% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for graphic communication majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Ferris State University. Each year, around 12,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,376 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,608 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 75 bachelor's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at Ferris. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 39% were women.

71 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for graphic communication majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Bowling Green State University - Main Campus. Each year, around 17,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,278 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,017 per year.

The graphic communication program at Bowling Green State University - Main Campus awarded 71 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 15% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

69 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
45% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for graphic communication majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Arizona State University - Tempe. Roughly 53,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $10,710 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,720 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 69 bachelor's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at ASU - Tempe. About 38% of this group were women, and 45% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

Pratt Institute - Main

Brooklyn, New York
63 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
49% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pratt Institute - Main comes in at #9 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in graphic communication. Each year, around 5,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $51,754 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $33,246 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 63 people received their bachelor's degree in graphic communication from Pratt Institute. About 67% of this group were women, and 49% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#9

DigiPen Institute of Technology

Redmond, Washington
63 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for graphic communication majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is DigiPen Institute of Technology. Each year, around 1,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $32,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,000 per year.

The graphic communication program at DigiPen Institute of Technology awarded 63 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 62% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of Puerto Rico - Carolina

Carolina, Puerto Rico
61 Yearly Graduations
56% Women

The 11th most popular school in the country for graphic communication majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is University of Puerto Rico - Carolina. Each year, around 3,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The graphic communication program at University of Puerto Rico - Carolina awarded 61 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 56% were women.

57 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
54% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Maryland Global Campus is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in graphic communication. Roughly 58,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,640 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 57 bachelor's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at UMGC. About 72% of this group were women, and 54% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, Michigan
55 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Eastern Michigan University comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in graphic communication. Each year, around 17,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,658 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,912 per year.

The graphic communication program at Eastern Michigan University awarded 55 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 33% of this group were women, and 22% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
48 Yearly Graduations
44% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Rochester Institute of Technology is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in graphic communication. Each year, around 16,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,049 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $47,522 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 48 people received their bachelor's degree in graphic communication from RIT. Of these students, 44% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
47 Yearly Graduations
45% Women
55% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for graphic communication majors who are seeking their bachelor's degree is Columbia College Chicago. Each year, around 6,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $26,610 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $1,174 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 people received their bachelor's degree in graphic communication from Columbia. About 45% of this group were women, and 55% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Cogswell College

San Jose, California
47 Yearly Graduations
47% Women
53% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Cogswell College is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in graphic communication. Roughly 500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $19,800 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $17,325 per year.

The graphic communication program at Cogswell College awarded 47 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 47% of this group were women, and 53% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

College for Creative Studies

Detroit, Michigan
47 Yearly Graduations
55% Women
26% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

College for Creative Studies comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in graphic communication. Each year, around 1,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $44,400 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,240 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 47 bachelor's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at CCS. About 55% of this group were women, and 26% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

46 Yearly Graduations
48% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Columbus College of Art and Design comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering bachelor's degrees in graphic communication. Roughly 1,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,880 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $35,880 per year.

The graphic communication program at Columbus College of Art and Design awarded 46 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 48% were women.

#19

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia
45 Yearly Graduations
24% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

George Mason University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in graphic communication. Each year, around 37,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,060 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,144 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 bachelor's degrees were handed out to graphic communication majors at GMU. Of these students, 24% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#20

University of Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland
44 Yearly Graduations
16% Women
48% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Baltimore is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a bachelor's degree in graphic communication. Each year, around 4,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,014 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $13,824 per year.

The graphic communication program at University of Baltimore awarded 44 bachelor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 16% of this group were women, and 48% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Audiovisual Communications 1,340
Communications Technology 319
Other Communication Technology 103

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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