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Doctor’s Degrees in Instructional Media Design

199 Yearly Graduations
$76,500 Median Salary
$66,288 Median Debt
There are 37 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a doctor's degree in instructional media. In recent years, the majority of the students getting degrees in this area were female, and 26% were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 17.6% of instructional media graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Instructional Media Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 199 students earned their doctor's degree in instructional media. This earns it the #92 spot on the list of the most popular doctor's degree programs in the nation.

The following table shows the number of diplomas awarded in instructional media at each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 5,656
Graduate Certificate 935
Doctor’s Degree 199
Bachelor’s Degree 83
Associate’s Degree 82
Basic Certificate 60
Undergraduate Certificate 48

Earnings of Instructional Media Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in instructional media is $76,500. 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.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $68,600 to a high of $81,400.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in instructional media is $66,288. 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, $82,608 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $53,325.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $772.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in instructional media. About 61.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 77
Women 122
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Instructional Media

The racial-ethnic distribution of instructional media doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 24
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 98
International Students 35
Other Races/Ethnicities 26
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Instructional Media Doctor's Degree Students

There are 37 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in instructional media. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

24 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Phoenix - Arizona tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for instructional media majors who are seeking their doctor's degree. Each year, around 94,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 24 doctor's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at UOPX - Arizona. About 67% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
16 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Capella University. Roughly 37,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 16 doctor's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at Capella University. Of these students, 56% were women and 31% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#3

Boise State University

Boise, Idaho
13 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boise State University is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in instructional media. Roughly 26,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,532 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,110 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 13 doctor's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at Boise State. Around 8% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 38% were women.

#4

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Illinois
12 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Illinois University is the 4th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in instructional media. Each year, around 16,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,466 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,922 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 people received their doctor's degree in instructional media from NIU. Of these students, 33% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
10 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is University of North Texas. Roughly 39,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,295 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,900 per year.

The instructional media program at University of North Texas awarded 10 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 50% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 70% were women.

#6

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Bloomington is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in instructional media. Roughly 43,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,575 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,501 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their doctor's degree in instructional media from IU Bloomington. About 67% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - University Park is the 6th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in instructional media. Roughly 91,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 people received their doctor's degree in instructional media from Penn State University Park. Around 22% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 33% were women.

#8

Pepperdine University

Malibu, California
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pepperdine University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in instructional media. Each year, around 8,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,900 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 doctor's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at Pepperdine. Around 62% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 25% were women.

#8

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in instructional media. Roughly 19,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $19,808 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,162 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 people received their doctor's degree in instructional media from Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. Of these students, 62% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Central Michigan University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in instructional media. Each year, around 19,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,383 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,700 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 doctor's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at Central Michigan. Of these students, 75% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Georgia is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in instructional media. Roughly 38,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in instructional media from UGA. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women

Ohio University - Athens Campus is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in instructional media. Roughly 27,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,612 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,444 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in instructional media from OHIO Athens.

#11

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Michigan State University. Roughly 49,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in instructional media from Michigan State. About 29% of this group were women, and 29% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Wayne State University. Each year, around 26,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,024 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,285 per year.

The instructional media program at Wayne State University awarded 7 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 71% were women.

7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Brigham Young University - Provo comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in instructional media. Roughly 34,300 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,290 per year.

The instructional media program at Brigham Young University - Provo awarded 7 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 86% of this group were women, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Teachers College at Columbia University comes in at #16 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in instructional media. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 people received their doctor's degree in instructional media from Teachers College. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

#17

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

Iowa State University comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in instructional media. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

The instructional media program at Iowa State University awarded 5 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#18

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Syracuse University is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in instructional media. Roughly 22,800 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,616 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,880 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 people received their doctor's degree in instructional media from Syracuse.

#18

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

Georgia State University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in instructional media. Each year, around 35,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,158 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,164 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 doctor's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at Georgia State.

#20

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Towson University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,962 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,902 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 people received their doctor's degree in instructional media from Towson. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 100% were women.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to instructional media that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 6,651
General Education 2,518
Curriculum & Instruction 1,415
Teacher Education Subject Specific 570
Other Education 500

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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