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Doctor’s Degrees in Instructional Media Design

199 Yearly Graduations
$76,500 Median Salary
$66,288 Median Debt
There are 37 schools in the United States where you can get your doctor's degree in instructional media. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 26% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 17.6% of instructional media graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Instructional Media Majors

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 199 students earned their doctor's degree in instructional media. This makes it the 10th most popular doctor's degree program in the country.

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

Education Level Number of Grads
Master’s Degree 5,656
Graduate Certificate 935
Doctor’s Degree 199
Bachelor’s Degree 83
Associate’s Degree 82
Basic Certificate 60
Undergraduate Certificate 48

Earnings of Instructional Media Majors With Doctor’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a doctor's degree in instructional media is $76,500. A lot of factors can contribute to this number, such as the location of your workplace and the availability of other perks and bonuses.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $68,600 and the high is $81,400.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a doctor's degree in instructional media is $66,288. The length of time it takes you to graduate and what college you attend can affect this number quite a bit.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $82,608 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $53,325.

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The median monthly payment of a instructional media graduate with a 10-year repayment plan is $772.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their doctor's degree in instructional media. About 61.3% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 77
Women 122
Gender Diversity of Doctor's Degrees in Instructional Media

The racial-ethnic distribution of instructional media doctor’s degree students is as follows:

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 8
Black or African American 24
Hispanic or Latino 8
White 98
International Students 35
Other Races/Ethnicities 26
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Instructional Media Doctor's Degree Students

There are 37 colleges that offer a doctor’s degree in instructional media. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

24 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for instructional media students seekinga doctor's degree is University of Phoenix - Arizona. Roughly 95,700 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,552 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,752 per year.

The instructional media program at University of Phoenix - Arizona awarded 24 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#2

Capella University

Minneapolis, Minnesota
16 Yearly Graduations
56% Women
31% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Capella University is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in instructional media. Roughly 37,100 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $14,148 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $14,767 per year.

The instructional media program at Capella University awarded 16 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 56% of this group were women, and 31% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Boise State University

Boise, Idaho
13 Yearly Graduations
38% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boise State University comes in at #3 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in instructional media. Each year, around 25,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,532 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,110 per year.

The instructional media program at Boise State University awarded 13 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 38% were women and 8% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#4

Northern Illinois University

Dekalb, Illinois
12 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
8% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Northern Illinois University comes in at #4 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in instructional media. Each year, around 17,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,466 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,922 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 12 doctor's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at NIU. About 33% of this group were women, and 8% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
10 Yearly Graduations
70% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Texas is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in instructional media. Each year, around 38,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,295 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $5,900 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 10 people received their doctor's degree in instructional media from UNT. Of these students, 70% were women and 50% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#6

Indiana University - Bloomington

Bloomington, Indiana
9 Yearly Graduations
67% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Indiana University - Bloomington comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in instructional media. Roughly 43,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,575 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,501 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 doctor's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at IU Bloomington. Around 33% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 67% were women.

#6

Pennsylvania State University - University Park

University Park, Pennsylvania
9 Yearly Graduations
33% Women
22% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Pennsylvania State University - University Park comes in at #6 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in instructional media. Each year, around 46,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $17,416 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $21,960 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 doctor's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at Penn State University Park. Of these students, 33% were women and 22% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Pepperdine University

Malibu, California
8 Yearly Graduations
25% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Pepperdine University. Roughly 7,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $55,640 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $34,900 per year.

The instructional media program at Pepperdine University awarded 8 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 25% were women and 62% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#8

Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
8 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
50% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. Each year, around 19,500 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $19,808 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $27,162 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 8 doctor's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale. About 62% of this group were women, and 50% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#8

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
8 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 8th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Central Michigan University. Each year, around 21,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,383 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,700 per year.

The instructional media program at Central Michigan University awarded 8 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 75% of this group were women, and 12% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#11

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia
7 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of Georgia comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in instructional media. Each year, around 38,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $8,878 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at UGA. Of these students, 57% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women

Ohio University - Athens Campus comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in instructional media. Each year, around 28,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $12,612 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,444 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at OHIO Athens.

#11

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
7 Yearly Graduations
29% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Michigan State University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in instructional media. Each year, around 50,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $15,555 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $18,858 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 doctor's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at Michigan State. Around 29% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 29% were women.

#11

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan
7 Yearly Graduations
71% Women
29% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Wayne State University is the 11th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in instructional media. Roughly 27,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $13,024 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $16,285 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in instructional media from Wayne State. Of these students, 71% were women and 29% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

7 Yearly Graduations
86% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 11th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Brigham Young University - Provo. Roughly 34,400 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,790 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,290 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 7 people received their doctor's degree in instructional media from BYU. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 86% were women.

6 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 16th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Teachers College at Columbia University. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 doctor's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at Teachers College. Of these students, 100% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa
5 Yearly Graduations
100% Women

The 17th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Iowa State University. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,042 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,758 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 5 people received their doctor's degree in instructional media from Iowa State.

#18

Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York
4 Yearly Graduations
50% Women

Syracuse University comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering doctor's degrees in instructional media. Each year, around 22,800 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $50,616 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $38,880 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 4 doctor's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at Syracuse.

#18

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia
4 Yearly Graduations
75% Women

The 18th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their doctor's degree is Georgia State University. Each year, around 34,300 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,158 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,164 per year.

The instructional media program at Georgia State University awarded 4 doctor's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year.

#20

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
3 Yearly Graduations
100% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Towson University is the 20th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a doctor's degree in instructional media. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,962 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,902 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 3 doctor's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at Towson. Of these students, 100% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

Instructional Media Focus Areas

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Instructional Technology 199

Below are some popular majors that are similar to instructional media that offer doctor’s degrees.

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 6,651
General Education 2,518
Curriculum & Instruction 1,415
Teacher Education Subject Specific 570
Other Education 500

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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