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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
831
declining 12.9%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$7,098
growing 6.77%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$29,554
growing 12.1%
Average Wage
$53,324
declining 0.62%
People in Workforce
79,317
growing 19.2%
Average Employee Age
36.6
declining 1.66%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Graphic Communications and the types of students that study this field. Rio Salado College awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Northwest Technology Center-Fairview and Northwest Technology Center-Alva have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Graphic Communications. Tuition costs for General Graphic Communications majors are, on average, $7,098 for in-state public colleges, and $29,554 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with General Graphic Communications programs are Public, 2-year institutions.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Communication Technologies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Broadcasting (except internet) is the industry that employs the most Communication Technologies majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Communication Technologies majors, by average wage, is Executive offices & legislative bodies.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Communication Technologies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Communication Technologies is 36.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Communication Technologies degrees, and White students earn the majority (558) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Graphic Communications field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General Graphic Communications majors need many skills, but most especially Complex Problem Solving. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General Graphic Communications majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Operation and Control.

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