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2021 Most Popular Online Instructional Media Design Schools

95 Colleges
$52,602 Avg Salary
$31,700 Avg Student Debt

Instructional Media Design is one of the most popular majors in the nation, ranking 8th of all the majors we analyze. In 2018-2019, 7,063 degrees and certificates were awarded to students with this major.

With all the teaching programs available today, it can be tough to choose which one is the best for you. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. Also, there are a number of trade schools with offerings that you might find attractive.

To help you arm yourself with the information you need to make your decision, Teaching Degree Search has developed this Most Popular Online Instructional Media Design Schools ranking. This report analyzed 95 schools in the United States to see which ones were the most popular online programs for teaching students. To create this ranking we looked at how many students graduated from schools with online programs.

The following schools top our list of the Most Popular Online Instructional Media Design Colleges.

#1

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, GA

Our 2021 rankings named University of West Georgia the most popular online school in the United States for instructional media design students. Located in the fringe town of Carrollton, University of West Georgia is a public school with a fairly large student population.

While working on their degree, instructional media majors at University of West Georgia accumulate an average of around $30,750 in student debt. This translates to an average monthly loan payment of $358, based on a 10-year repayment plan.

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A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Kennesaw State University is a great place for instructional media design students pursuing an online degree. KSU Georgia is a fairly large public school located in the large suburb of Kennesaw.

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#3

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA

The excellent online programs at George Mason University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best instructional media design schools in the United States. Located in the suburb of Fairfax, GMU is a public college with a very large student population.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Valdosta State University. The school came in at #4 on this year’s Most Popular Online Instructional Media Design Schools list. VSU is a large public school located in the small city of Valdosta.

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A rank of #5 on this year’s list means Boise State University is a great place for instructional media design students pursuing an online degree. Boise State is a very large public school located in the medium-sized city of Boise.

The average amount in student loans that instructional media majors at Boise State take out is $20,750. For students who choose a 10-year repayment plan, the average monthly student loan payment is $242.

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With a ranking of #6, University of North Carolina at Charlotte did quite well on this year’s best schools for instructional media design students. UNC Charlotte is a very large public school located in the city of Charlotte.

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Wright State University - Main Campus did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for instructional media design students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the large suburb of Dayton, Wright State University - Main Campus is a public college with a large student population.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore County did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best schools for instructional media design students. It came in at #7 on the list. Located in the suburb of Baltimore, UMBC is a public school with a large student population.

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University of Massachusetts - Boston landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best instructional media design programs. UMass Boston is a large public school located in the city of Boston.

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University of Phoenix - Arizona landed the #9 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best instructional media design programs. Located in the city of Tempe, UOPX - Arizona is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

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#11

Capella University

Minneapolis, MN

With a ranking of #11, Capella University did quite well on this year’s best schools for instructional media design students. Located in the large city of Minneapolis, Capella University is a private for-profit school with a fairly large student population.

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#11

Walden University

Minneapolis, MN

Walden University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Most Popular Online Instructional Media Design Schools ranking. Walden University is a fairly large private for-profit school located in the city of Minneapolis.

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#11

Ashford University

San Diego, CA

Ashford University landed the #11 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best instructional media design programs. Located in the large city of San Diego, Ashford University is a private for-profit college with a very large student population.

On average, instructional media graduates from Ashford University take out $32,031 in student loans while working on their degree. When it comes time to repay the loan, graduates who are on a 10-year repayment plan pay an average monthly payment of $332.

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#14

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA

With a ranking of #14, Liberty University did quite well on this year’s best schools for instructional media design students. Located in the small city of Lynchburg, Liberty University is a private not-for-profit college with a fairly large student population.

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Honorable Mentions

These are some additional schools worth mentioning that are also great but just didn't quite make the cut to earn our top Most Popular Online Instructional Media Design Schools award.

Rank College Location
15 Webster University Saint Louis, MO
15 University of Memphis Memphis, TN
15 Emporia State University Emporia, KS
18 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
18 Indiana University - Bloomington Bloomington, IN

View the Most Popular Online Instructional Media Design Schools for a specific region near you.

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Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

One of 14 majors within the teaching area of study, instructional media design has other similar majors worth exploring.

Instructional Media Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Educational/Instructional Technology 7,063

Related Major Annual Graduates
Teacher Education Grade Specific 100,925
Educational Administration 44,381
Teacher Education Subject Specific 43,516
General Education 31,066
Special Education 30,639

Notes and References

*These averages are for the top 26 schools only.

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Antanana.

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