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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
growing 14.8%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 2.4%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 4.21%
Average Wage
growing 3.07%
People in Workforce
growing 3.69%
Average Employee Age
growing 1.06%


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 graphic design in the US, but Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy and Omnitech Institute have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Digital Communication & Multimedia. Tuition costs for Digital Communication & Multimedia majors are, on average, $6,924 for in-state public colleges, and $32,244 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Digital Communication & Multimedia programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Communications graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Communications majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Communications majors, by average wage, is Rubber products, except tires, manufacturing .


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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 Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Communications degrees, and White students earn the majority (2,972) of the degrees.

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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, Negotiation, and Systems Analysis.

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 Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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