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Graduate Certificates in Graphic Communications

50 Yearly Graduations
$44,500 Median Salary
$115,069 Median Debt
There are 4 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a graduate certificate in graphic communication. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were male, and 24 were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 34.0% of graphic communication graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Graphic Communication Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 50 students earned their graduate certificate in graphic communication. This earns it the #144 spot on the list of the most popular graduate certificate programs in the nation.

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 Graduate Certificates

The median salary for graduates holding a graduate certificate in graphic communication is $44,500. 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 $41,650 and the high is $47,350.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a graduate certificate in graphic communication is $115,069. 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, $115,069 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $115,069.

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The median monthly payment of a graphic communication graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $1,341.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue graduate certificates in graphic communication. About 76.0% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 38
Women 12
Gender Diversity of Graduate Certificates in Graphic Communication

The racial-ethnic distribution of graphic communication graduate certificate students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 2
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 21
International Students 17
Other Races/Ethnicities 4
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Graphic Communication Graduate Certificate Students

There are 4 colleges that offer a graduate certificate in graphic communication. Learn more about the most popular 4 below:

45 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
18% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for graphic communication students seekinga graduate certificate is Southern Methodist University. Each year, around 11,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,200 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $40,896 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 45 people received their graduate certificate in graphic communication from SMU. Around 18% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 22% were women.

#2

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, Virginia
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

The 2nd most popular school in the country for graphic communication majors who are seeking their graduate certificate is Virginia Commonwealth University. Each year, around 29,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,177 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $12,701 per year.

The graphic communication program at Virginia Commonwealth University awarded 4 graduate certificates during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 100% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#3

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
1 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Rochester Institute of Technology comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering graduate certificates in graphic communication. 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 1 graduate certificates were handed out to graphic communication majors at RIT.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to graphic communication that offer graduate certificates.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Other Communication Technology 2
Audiovisual Communications 1

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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