Radio & Television

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

7,361

growing 0.313%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$6,599

declining 3.5%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$30,041

growing 1.56%

Average Wage

$70,369

growing 4.61%

People in Workforce

2.16M

growing 3.39%

Average Employee Age

40

growing 0.125%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Radio & Television degree recipients are Los Angeles, CA, Austin, TX, and Boston, MA. The locations with a relatively high number of Radio & Television degree recipients are Del City, OK, Valley View, OH, and Whitehall, OH. The most common degree awarded to students studying Radio & Television is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Radio & Television and the types of students that study this field. California State University-Northridge awards the most degrees in Radio & Television in the US, but Ohio Media School-Cincinnati and American Broadcasting School-Oklahoma City have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Radio & Television.

Tuition costs for Radio & Television majors are, on average, $6,599 for in-state public colleges, and $30,041 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Radio & Television programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (74 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (4,253 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Radio & Television

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Radio & Television, is Public, 4-year or above (4,253 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Radio & Television programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,599

Median In-State Public

$30,041

Median Out of State Private

California State University-Northridge has the most Radio & Television degree recipients, with 414 degrees awarded in 2016.

The following bar chart shows the state tuition for the top 5 institutions with the most degrees awarded in Radio & Television.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Radio & Television programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Ohio Media School-Cincinnati and American Broadcasting School-Oklahoma City have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Radio & Television, with 100% and 100%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Radio & Television

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Radio & Television by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Radio & Television.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Communications graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Communications majors is $70,369 and the most common occupations are Miscellaneous managers, Marketing & sales managers, and Elementary & middle school teachers.

The industry that employs the most Communications majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Other transportation equipment manufacturing.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Radio & Television is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

$70,369

Average Wage in Workforce

± $1,203

4.61%

1 Year Growth

± 2.32%

The average salary for Communications majors is $70,369 and the most common occupations are Miscellaneous managers, Marketing & sales managers, and Elementary & middle school teachers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Radio & Television is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Communications majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Communications majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Radio & Television is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

The most common occupations Communications majors, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers, Marketing & sales managers, and Elementary & middle school teachers.

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Most Specialized

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Radio & Television is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Communications majors working as News analysts, reporters & correspondents, Public relations specialists, and Advertising & promotions managers.

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Highest Paid

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Radio & Television is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

The highest paid occupations by median income for Communications majors are Physicians & surgeons, Natural sciences managers, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Radio & Television is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

2.16M

2017 Workforce

± 35,806

3.39%

1 Year Growth

± 2.29%

The number of Communications graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.39%, from 2.09M in 2016 to 2.16M in 2017.

The largest single share of Communications graduates go on to work as Miscellaneous managers (5.58%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Communications by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Radio & Television is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

2.16M

2017 Workforce

± 35,806

3.39%

1 Year Growth

± 2.29%

The number of Communications graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.39%, from 2.09M in 2016 to 2.16M in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Communications graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Communications.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Radio & Television is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Communications majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Communications in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Communications is 40, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Communications degrees, and White students earn the majority (3,795) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Radio & Television is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

40

Average Age in 2017

± 0.203 Years

0.125%

1 Year Change

± 0.718%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Communications. The most common ages of employees with this major are 31 and 27 years old, which represent 3.59% and 3.43% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Radio & Television are Bachelors Degree, 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Radio & Television is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Communications are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (55.9%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,795 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,300 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,167 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Radio & Television for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Male

    1,695 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    1,247 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Male

    488 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Radio & Television. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Radio & Television is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Mexico

    15,059 degree recipients

  2. Philippines

    13,154 degree recipients

  3. India

    11,063 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Paraguay

    7.04 times more than expected

  2. Venezuela

    4.73 times more than expected

  3. Singapore

    4.42 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Paraguay that hold Communications degrees (7.04 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (15,059 degree recipients).

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