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2021 Best Graphic Communications Associate's Degree Schools

12 Colleges
$23,075 Avg Salary
$13,922 Avg Student Debt

Finding the Best Graphic Communications Associate's Degree School for You

In 2018-2019, 7,434 people earned a degree or certificate in graphic communications, making the major the #124 most popular in the United States.

There are so many programs in today's world that it can tough to figure out which one is the right one for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

The Best Graphic Communications Associate's Degree Schools ranking is one of many tools that Course Advisor has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 12 schools in the United States to see which ones offered the best associate's degree programs for students. The factors used to develop this ranking include those related to how in-demand the school is, the overall quality of the school, and post-graduation wages, and more.

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2021 Best Graphic Communications Associate’s Degree Schools in the United States

The colleges and universities below are the best for graphic communication majors pursuing a associate's degree.

Top 10 Best Graphic Communications Associate's Degree Schools

#1

Southeast Technical Institute

Sioux Falls, SD

Our 2021 rankings named Southeast Technical Institute the best school in the United States for graphic communications students working on their associate’s degree. Southeast Technical Institute is a small public school located in the rural area of Sioux Falls.

After completing their Associate's Degree, graphic communication graduates from Southeast Technical Institute carry an average student debtload of $14,607. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $125.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is a great place for graphic communications students working on their associate’s degree. NWTC is a fairly large public school located in the midsize city of Green Bay.

While working on their Associate's Degree, graphic communication majors at NWTC accumulate an average of around $17,155 in student debt. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $131.

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#3

Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO

The excellent associate’s degree programs at Front Range Community College helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best graphic communications schools in the United States. FRCC is a fairly large public school located in the suburb of Westminster.

The average amount in student loans that graphic communication majors at FRCC take out while working on their Associate's Degree is $17,705. Assuming that a graduate chooses a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly loan payment is $180.

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#4

Ferris State University

Big Rapids, MI

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Ferris State University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Best Graphic Communications Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the town of Big Rapids, Ferris is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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The excellent associate’s degree programs at Institute of Production and Recording helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best graphic communications schools in the United States. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Institute of Production and Recording is a private for-profit school with a small student population.

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Milwaukee Area Technical College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for graphic communications students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #6 on the list. MATC is a large public school located in the large city of Milwaukee.

On average, graphic communication graduates from MATC take out $17,223 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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Austin Community College District ranked #7 on this year’s Best Graphic Communications Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of Austin, Austin Community College District is a public school with a very large student population.

After completing their Associate's Degree, graphic communication graduates from Austin Community College District carry an average student debtload of $10,415. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $101.

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#8

Alfred State College

Alfred, NY

Alfred State College did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for graphic communications students to get a associate’s degree. It came in at #8 on the list. Located in the remote town of Alfred, Alfred State is a public school with a small student population.

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CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College ranked #9 on this year’s Best Graphic Communications Associate’s Degree Schools list. Located in the large city of New York, BMCC is a public college with a very large student population.

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#10

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

Academy of Art University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Graphic Communications Associate’s Degree Schools ranking. Located in the city of San Francisco, Academy of Art University is a private for-profit school with a medium-sized student population.

On average, graphic communication graduates from Academy of Art University take out $35,151 in student loans while working on their Associate's Degree.

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Graphic Communications by Region

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

Graphic Communications is one of 3 different types of programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Audiovisual Communications 7,448
Communications Technology 715
Other Communication Technology 375

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*These averages are for the top 12 schools only.

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