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Associate’s Degrees in Arts & Media Management

249 Yearly Graduations
$17,050 Median Salary
$25,063 Median Debt
There are 51 colleges and univerities across the nation that offer an associate's degree in media management. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were men, and 43% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group. Also, 2.8% of media management graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Media Management Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 249 students earned their associate's degree in media management. This earns it the #145 spot on the list of the most popular associate's degree programs in the nation.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 3,113
Master’s Degree 1,112
Associate’s Degree 249
Basic Certificate 166
Undergraduate Certificate 72
Graduate Certificate 45
Doctor’s Degree 9

Earnings of Media Management Majors With Associate’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding an associate's degree in media management is $17,050. 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 $14,500 to a high of $19,600.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding an associate's degree in media management is $25,063. 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, $30,126 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $20,000.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $260.

Student Diversity

More men than women pursue associate's degrees in media management. About 67.1% of graduates in this field are male.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 167
Women 82
Gender Diversity of Associate's Degrees in Media Management

The racial-ethnic distribution of media management associate’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 4
Black or African American 48
Hispanic or Latino 43
White 126
International Students 7
Other Races/Ethnicities 21
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Media Management Associate's Degree Students

There are 51 colleges that offer an associate’s degree in media management. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

53 Yearly Graduations
26% Women
30% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Austin Community College District tops the list of the most popular school in the U.S. for media management majors who are seeking their associate's degree. Roughly 41,000 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 53 associate's degrees were handed out to media management majors at Austin Community College District. About 26% of this group were women, and 30% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#2

Full Sail University

Winter Park, Florida
35 Yearly Graduations
49% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 2nd most popular school in the country for media management majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Full Sail University. Roughly 21,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $20,667 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,498 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 35 associate's degrees were handed out to media management majors at Full Sail University. About 49% of this group were women, and 69% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

SAE Institute - Nashville

Nashville, Tennessee
19 Yearly Graduations
37% Women
37% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SAE Institute - Nashville is the 3rd most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in media management. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 19 people received their associate's degree in media management from SAE Institute - Nashville. Around 37% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 37% were women.

#4

SAE Institute - Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
15 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
67% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SAE Institute - Chicago comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in media management. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 15 associate's degrees were handed out to media management majors at SAE Institute - Chicago. Of these students, 33% were women and 67% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#5

University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, Oklahoma
13 Yearly Graduations
46% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Central Oklahoma is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in media management. Each year, around 14,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,686 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,000 per year.

The media management program at University of Central Oklahoma awarded 13 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 46% of this group were women, and 15% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Hocking College

Nelsonville, Ohio
9 Yearly Graduations
11% Women
11% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 6th most popular school in the country for media management majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Hocking College. Each year, around 3,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 associate's degrees were handed out to media management majors at Hocking Technical College. About 11% of this group were women, and 11% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#6

Herkimer County Community College

Herkimer, New York
9 Yearly Graduations
22% Women
44% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Herkimer County Community College comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in media management. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The media management program at Herkimer County Community College awarded 9 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 22% were women and 44% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

8 Yearly Graduations
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

McLennan Community College comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in media management. The media management program at McLennan Community College awarded 8 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#8

Harrisburg Area Community College

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
8 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
25% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Harrisburg Area Community College is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in media management. Each year, around 17,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 associate's degrees were handed out to media management majors at HACC. Of these students, 38% were women and 25% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

8 Yearly Graduations
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Collin County Community College District is the 8th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in media management. The media management program at Collin County Community College District awarded 8 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#11

Mesa Community College

Mesa, Arizona
7 Yearly Graduations
43% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Mesa Community College comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in media management. Roughly 20,300 attend the school each year. During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their associate's degree in media management from Mesa Community College. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 43% were women.

#12

Shoreline Community College

Shoreline, Washington
6 Yearly Graduations
50% Women
17% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Shoreline Community College is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in media management. Each year, around 5,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 associate's degrees were handed out to media management majors at Shoreline Community College. Of these students, 50% were women and 17% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#12

SAE Institute - Atlanta

Atlanta, Georgia
6 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
83% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

SAE Institute - Atlanta is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in media management. Roughly 300 attend the school each year. The media management program at SAE Institute - Atlanta awarded 6 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 33% of this group were women, and 83% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Institute of Production and Recording

Minneapolis, Minnesota
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Institute of Production and Recording is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in media management. Roughly 100 attend the school each year. The media management program at Institute of Production and Recording awarded 5 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 80% of this group were women, and 20% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#14

Phoenix College

Phoenix, Arizona
5 Yearly Graduations
20% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Phoenix College is the 14th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in media management. Each year, around 11,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 associate's degrees were handed out to media management majors at Phoenix College. Around 80% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 20% were women.

#14

San Antonio College

San Antonio, Texas
5 Yearly Graduations
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 14th most popular school in the country for media management majors who are seeking their associate's degree is San Antonio College. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 associate's degrees were handed out to media management majors at San Antonio College.

#17

Johnson State College

Johnson, Vermont
4 Yearly Graduations
25% Women

The 17th most popular school in the country for media management majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Johnson State College. Each year, around 2,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,256 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,890 per year.

The media management program at Johnson State College awarded 4 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#18

Scottsdale Community College

Scottsdale, Arizona
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Scottsdale Community College is the 18th most popular school in the nation for students seeking an associate's degree in media management. Each year, around 8,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 associate's degrees were handed out to media management majors at Scottsdale Community College. About 67% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#18

Bergen Community College

Paramus, New Jersey
3 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Bergen Community College comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering associate's degrees in media management. Roughly 12,900 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 associate's degrees were handed out to media management majors at Bergen Community College. About 67% of this group were women, and 33% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

3 Yearly Graduations
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 18th most popular school in the country for media management majors who are seeking their associate's degree is Paradise Valley Community College. The media management program at Paradise Valley Community College awarded 3 associate's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

Below are some popular majors that are similar to media management that offer associate’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Design & Applied Arts 8,485
Fine & Studio Arts 4,063
Music 2,436
Drama & Theater Arts 1,667
General Visual & Performing Arts 1,563

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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