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Master’s Degrees in Instructional Media Design

5,656 Yearly Graduations
$49,600 Median Salary
$28,852 Median Debt
A master's degree in instructional media is offered at 255 colleges in the United States. Among those who recently graduated from the schools offering this degree, the majority were women, and 21% were students from underrepresented racial-ethnic groups. Also, 4.2% of instructional media graduates were international students.

Education Levels of Instructional Media Majors

In 2018-2019, 5,656 earned their master's degree in instructional media. This makes it the 8th most popular master'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 Master’s Degrees

The median salary for graduates holding a master's degree in instructional media is $49,600. This number may vary for a lot of reasons. For instance, you may decide to move to a location where people with your degree are rare and make more money.

A better approximation of salary is to look at the typical range of salaries. In this case the low is $47,300 and the high is $55,300.

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Student Debt

The median student debt for graduates holding a master's degree in instructional media is $28,852. The school you go to and how long it takes you to graduate, among other things, can cause this number to vary.

The chart below shows the range of accumulated debt loads. On the high side of the range, $39,168 is the debt load, and the debt load on the low side is $24,902.

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Those students who are paying back their debt on a 10-year repayment plan have a median monthly payment of $336.

Student Diversity

More women than men pursue their master's degree in instructional media. About 73.2% of graduates with this degree are female.

Gender Number of Grads
Men 1,513
Women 4,143
Gender Diversity of Master's Degrees in Instructional Media

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

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 163
Black or African American 433
Hispanic or Latino 448
White 3,930
International Students 240
Other Races/Ethnicities 442
Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Instructional Media Master's Degree Students

There are 255 colleges that offer a master’s degree in instructional media. Learn more about the most popular 20 below:

#1

Western Governors University

Salt Lake City, Utah
1,098 Yearly Graduations
78% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The most popular school in the United States for instructional media students seekinga master's degree is Western Governors University. Each year, around 136,100 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,380 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,500 per year.

The instructional media program at Western Governors University awarded 1,098 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 12% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 78% were women.

#2

American College of Education

Indianapolis, Indiana
245 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
13% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American College of Education is the 2nd most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in instructional media. Each year, around 6,000 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,755 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,894 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 245 master's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at American College of Education. About 63% of this group were women, and 13% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#3

Concordia University, Irvine

Irvine, California
151 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 3rd most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is Concordia University, Irvine. Each year, around 3,900 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,953 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 151 people received their master's degree in instructional media from Concordia University, Irvine. About 72% of this group were women, and 39% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

144 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 4th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is California State University - Fullerton. Each year, around 40,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $5,742 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $7,176 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 144 people received their master's degree in instructional media from Cal State Fullerton. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#5

Boise State University

Boise, Idaho
130 Yearly Graduations
57% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Boise State University is the 5th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in instructional media. Roughly 26,200 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 130 people received their master's degree in instructional media from Boise State. About 57% of this group were women, and 9% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#5

Grand Canyon University

Phoenix, Arizona
130 Yearly Graduations
76% Women
38% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 5th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is Grand Canyon University. Each year, around 96,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $16,419 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $10,175 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 130 master's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at Grand Canyon University. About 76% of this group were women, and 38% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#7

Lamar University

Beaumont, Texas
126 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
43% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 7th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is Lamar University. Each year, around 15,400 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $6,032 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,324 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 126 people received their master's degree in instructional media from Lamar University. Around 43% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

96 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Fort Hays State University comes in at #8 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in instructional media. Roughly 15,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $3,990 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $3,582 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 96 master's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at FHSU. Around 10% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#9

University at Albany

Albany, New York
79 Yearly Graduations
72% Women
15% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 9th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is University at Albany. Roughly 17,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $7,070 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $11,310 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 79 people received their master's degree in instructional media from UAlbany. Of these students, 72% were women and 15% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#10

Wilkes University

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
76 Yearly Graduations
74% Women
3% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 10th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is Wilkes University. Roughly 4,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $35,814 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $25,104 per year.

The instructional media program at Wilkes University awarded 76 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 74% were women and 3% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#11

Towson University

Towson, Maryland
71 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Towson University comes in at #11 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in instructional media. Roughly 22,700 attend the school each year. 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.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 71 people received their master's degree in instructional media from Towson. Around 14% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 85% were women.

69 Yearly Graduations
81% Women
14% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Teachers College at Columbia University is the 12th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in instructional media. Roughly 4,400 attend the school each year. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 69 master's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at Teachers College. Of these students, 81% were women and 14% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#13

Arizona State University - Skysong

Scottsdale, Arizona
67 Yearly Graduations
75% Women
34% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Arizona State University - Skysong comes in at #13 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in instructional media. Roughly 45,000 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $8,867 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,384 per year.

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 67 people received their master's degree in instructional media from ASU - Skysong. Around 34% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 75% were women.

#13

University of West Alabama

Livingston, Alabama
67 Yearly Graduations
99% Women
16% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of West Alabama is the 13th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in instructional media. Roughly 5,600 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $9,100 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $6,678 per year.

The instructional media program at University of West Alabama awarded 67 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 99% of this group were women, and 16% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#15

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts
66 Yearly Graduations
62% Women
24% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is Harvard University. Each year, around 31,600 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $47,730 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $48,008 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 master's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at Harvard. Around 24% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 62% were women.

#15

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia
66 Yearly Graduations
85% Women
39% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

The 15th most popular school in the country for instructional media majors who are seeking their master's degree is University of West Georgia. Each year, around 13,200 students seeking various degrees attend the university. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $4,371 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $4,338 per year.

For the 2018-2019 academic year, 66 master's degrees were handed out to instructional media majors at University of West Georgia. Of these students, 85% were women and 39% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

#17

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
63 Yearly Graduations
63% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

University of North Texas comes in at #17 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in instructional media. Roughly 39,300 attend the school each year. 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, 63 people received their master's degree in instructional media from UNT. Of these students, 63% were women and 33% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

62 Yearly Graduations
69% Women
42% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

American InterContinental University - Online comes in at #18 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in instructional media. Roughly 9,900 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $11,440 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $20,941 per year.

The instructional media program at American InterContinental University - Online awarded 62 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. About 69% of this group were women, and 42% were students from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group.

#19

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan
60 Yearly Graduations
77% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Michigan State University is the 19th most popular school in the nation for students seeking a master's degree in instructional media. Roughly 49,800 attend the school each year. 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.

The instructional media program at Michigan State University awarded 60 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Of these students, 77% were women and 12% were members of underrepresented racial-ethnic groups.

59 Yearly Graduations
80% Women
7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota comes in at #20 on our list of the most popular colleges offering master's degrees in instructional media. Roughly 5,500 attend the school each year. The average in-state tuition for full-time undergraduates is $36,050 per year, while in-state graduate students, on average, pay $9,180 per year.

The instructional media program at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota awarded 59 master's degrees during the 2018-2019 school year. Around 7% of these students were from an underrepresented racial-ethnic group, and 80% were women.

Instructional Media Concentrations

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Instructional Technology 5,656

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

Major Annual Degrees Awarded
Educational Administration 27,762
Teacher Education Grade Specific 25,769
General Education 19,995
Special Education 18,013
Teacher Education Subject Specific 17,465

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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