Digital Communication & Multimedia

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

6,147

growing 22.1%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$7,021

growing 6.22%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$31,916

growing 2.05%

Average Wage

$72,366

growing 2.84%

People in Workforce

2.27M

growing 5.17%

Average Employee Age

40.1

growing 0.192%

About

The locations with the highest concentration of Digital Communication & Multimedia degree recipients are New York, NY, Savannah, GA, and Muncie, IN. The locations with a relatively high number of Digital Communication & Multimedia degree recipients are College Park, GA, Lakewood, OH, and Lincoln University, PA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Digital Communication & Multimedia is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Digital Communication & Multimedia and the types of students that study this field. Savannah College of Art and Design awards the most degrees in Digital Communication & Multimedia in the US, but Tribeca Flashpoint College and Omnitech Institute have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Digital Communication & Multimedia.

Tuition costs for Digital Communication & Multimedia majors are, on average, $7,021 for in-state public colleges, and $31,916 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Digital Communication & Multimedia programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (137 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (3,195 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Digital Communication & Multimedia

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Digital Communication & Multimedia, is Public, 4-year or above (3,195 completions).

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

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,021

Median In-State Public

$31,916

Median Out of State Private

Savannah College of Art and Design has the most Digital Communication & Multimedia degree recipients, with 404 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Digital Communication & Multimedia programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Tribeca Flashpoint College and Omnitech Institute have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Digital Communication & Multimedia, with 50% and 36.1%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Digital Communication & Multimedia

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Digital Communication & Multimedia by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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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 $72,366 and the most common occupations are Other managers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Marketing managers.

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

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Digital Communication & Multimedia is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

$72,366

Average Wage in Workforce

± $1,212

2.84%

1 Year Growth

± 2.33%

The average salary for Communications majors is $72,366 and the most common occupations are Other managers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Marketing managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Digital Communication & Multimedia 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

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

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Most Specialized

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

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Communications majors are Dentists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Sales engineers.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Digital Communication & Multimedia is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

2.27M

2018 Workforce

± 36,709

5.17%

1 Year Growth

± 2.2%

The number of Communications graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 5.17%, from 2.16M in 2017 to 2.27M in 2018.

The largest single share of Communications graduates go on to work as Other managers (4.58%). 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 Digital Communication & Multimedia is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

2.27M

2018 Workforce

± 36,709

5.17%

1 Year Growth

± 2.2%

The number of Communications graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 5.17%, from 2.16M in 2017 to 2.27M in 2018.

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 Digital Communication & Multimedia 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 40.1, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Communications degrees, and White students earn the majority (3,531) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Digital Communication & Multimedia is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

40.1

Average Age in 2018

± 0.198 Years

0.192%

1 Year Change

± 0.706%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Communications. The most common ages of employees with this major are 26 and 31 years old, which represent 3.64% and 3.42% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Digital Communication & Multimedia are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Associates Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Digital Communication & Multimedia 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

Female (55.1%)

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

    3,531 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    752 degrees awarded

  3. Non-resident Alien

    599 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Digital Communication & Multimedia 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 Female

    1,329 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1,181 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    333 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Digital Communication & Multimedia. White Female 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 Digital Communication & Multimedia is from the 2 Digit Course Communications.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Mexico

    14,862 degree recipients

  2. Philippines

    13,348 degree recipients

  3. India

    10,298 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Venezuela

    3.89 times more than expected

  2. Australia

    3.87 times more than expected

  3. Denmark

    3.74 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Venezuela that hold Communications degrees (3.89 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 (14,862 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Digital Communication & Multimedia field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Digital Communication & Multimedia majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Digital Communication & Multimedia majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Coordination, and Persuasion.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Digital Communication & Multimedia majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Speaking, and Writing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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