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Master’s Degree in Instructional Media Design

5,656 Yearly Graduations
$49,600 Median Salary
$28,852 Median Debt
There are 255 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer a master's degree in instructional media. This degree is more popular with female students, and about 21% of recent graduates were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 4.2% of instructional media graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Instructional Media Majors

In 2018-2019, 5,656 master's degree were awarded to instructional media majors. This earns it the #36 spot on the list of the most popular master'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 Master’s Degree

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in instructional media is $49,600. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

To get a better picture, earnings for this category of people can range from a low of $47,300 to a high of $55,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in instructional media is $28,852. 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, $39,168 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $24,902.

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The median monthly payment of a instructional media graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $336.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in instructional media. About 73.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,513
Women 4,143
Gender Diversity of Master's Degree in Instructional Media

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 163
Black or African American 433
Hispanic or Latino 448
White 3,930
International Students 240
Other Races/Ethnicities 442
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Instructional Media Master's Degree Students

There are 255 colleges that offer a master’s degree in instructional media. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
1,098 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Western Governors University tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree. Each year, around 98,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 1,098 people received their master's degree in instructional media from WGU. Of these students, 78% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#2

American College of Education

Indianapolis, Indiana
245 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American College of Education comes in at #2 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in instructional media. Each year, around 4,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,755 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,894 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 245 master's degree were handed out to instructional media majors at American College of Education. Around 13% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 63% were women.

#3

Concordia University - Irvine

Irvine, California
151 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Concordia University - Irvine is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in instructional media. Each year, around 4,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,953 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 151 people received their master's degree in instructional media from Concordia University Irvine. Around 39% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 72% were women.

144 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is California State University - Fullerton. Each year, around 40,900 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.

The instructional media program at California State University - Fullerton awarded 144 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 75% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

Boise State University

Boise, Idaho
130 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boise State University comes in at #5 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in instructional media. Each year, around 24,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 130 people received their master's degree in instructional media from Boise State. Around 9% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 57% were women.

#5

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
130 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is Grand Canyon University. Roughly 83,200 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 130 people received their master's degree in instructional media from Grand Canyon University. Around 38% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 76% were women.

#7

Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas
126 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Lamar University comes in at #7 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in instructional media. Roughly 14,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,032 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,324 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 126 people received their master's degree in instructional media from Lamar University. Of these students, 75% were women and 43% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

96 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is Fort Hays State University. Each year, around 15,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,582 per year.

The instructional media program at Fort Hays State University awarded 96 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 62% were women and 10% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#9

University at Albany

Albany, New York
79 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is University at Albany. Each year, around 17,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

The instructional media program at University at Albany awarded 79 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 72% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#10

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
76 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wilkes University is the 10th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in instructional media. Each year, around 5,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,814 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,104 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 76 people received their master's degree in instructional media from Wilkes. About 74% of this group were women, and 3% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
71 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is Towson University. Each year, around 22,700 students seeking various degrees attend the 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.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 71 master's degree were handed out to instructional media majors at Towson. Of these students, 85% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

69 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 12th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is Teachers College at Columbia University. Each year, around 4,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The instructional media program at Teachers College at Columbia University awarded 69 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 81% of this group were women, and 14% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#13

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
67 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 13th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is Arizona State University - Skysong. Roughly 31,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 master's degree were handed out to instructional media majors at ASU - Skysong. Of these students, 75% were women and 34% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama
67 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of West Alabama comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in instructional media. Each year, around 4,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,678 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 people received their master's degree in instructional media from University of West Alabama. Around 16% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 99% were women.

#15

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
66 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harvard University is the 15th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in instructional media. Each year, around 31,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,008 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 people received their master's degree in instructional media from Harvard. Of these students, 62% were women and 24% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#15

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia
66 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of West Georgia comes in at #15 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in instructional media. Each year, around 13,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,338 per year.

The instructional media program at University of West Georgia awarded 66 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 85% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#17

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
63 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 17th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of North Texas. Each year, around 38,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. 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 63 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 63% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

62 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American InterContinental University - Online comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degree in instructional media. Roughly 9,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,941 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 62 people received their master's degree in instructional media from AIU Online. Around 42% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 69% were women.

#19

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
60 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Michigan State University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in instructional media. Roughly 50,000 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.

The instructional media program at Michigan State University awarded 60 master's degree during the 2018-2019 school year. About 77% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

59 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 20th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Each year, around 5,700 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,050 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,180 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 59 master's degree were handed out to instructional media majors at SMU MN. Of these students, 80% were women and 7% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to instructional media that offer master’s degree.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 27,762
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25,769
General Education 19,995
Special Education 18,013
Teacher Education Subject Specific 17,465

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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