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2022 Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics & Special Effects

125 Colleges in the United States
1,106 Associate Degrees
An associate degree in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #109 out of 969 on popularity of all such degrees in the nation. As a result, there are many colleges that offer the degree, making your choice of school a hard one.

College Factual reviewed 125 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the most popular for associate degree seekers in the field of animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects. Combined, these schools handed out 1,106 associate degrees in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics & Special Effects School for Your Associate Degree

Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics & Special Effects Your choice of school for getting your associate degree in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects matters. We created our Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics & Special Effects ranking to make it a little easier to choose the right one for you.

A high popularity ranking isn't always a sign that a school has a great overall quality ranking for animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects, but it does mean that many students are choosing the school for some reason. Sometimes this is because the school offers a great educational experience, it is a good value, or it is highly focused on the program.

One Size Does Not Fit All

This is not our only ranking, nor the only degree level we have ranked. In addition to this ranking, you may want to take at the rankings for different degree levels as called out above. You can also narrow your search by location by filtering for a certain area of the country. On top of that, you can visit our other rankings for animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects.

Explore the most popular colleges and universities for animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects students seeking a an associate degree. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

19 Most Well Attended Schools for Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects Students Working on Their Associate

86 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In NY
#2 Best Quality In NY

Every student who is interested in an associate degree in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects needs to check out Borough of Manhattan Community College. BMCC is a fairly large public college located in the large city of New York. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for associate degrees in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects in New York.

There were about 86 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects students who graduated with this degree at BMCC in the most recent year we have data available.

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#2

Miami Dade College

Miami, FL
64 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In FL
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Miami Dade College is one of the most popular schools in the country for getting an associate degree in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects. MDC is a very large public college located in the city of Miami.

There were approximately 64 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects individuals who graduated with this degree at MDC in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects from Miami Dade College

#3

El Centro College

Dallas, TX
43 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In TX
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

El Centro College is a popular decision for individuals interested in an associate degree in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects. Located in the large city of Dallas, El Centro College is a public college with a fairly large student population. More information about a associate in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects from El Centro College

#4

College of the Canyons

Santa Clarita, CA
35 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

You'll be surrounded by many like-minded peers at College of the Canyons if you wish to pursue an associate degree in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects. College of the Canyons is a very large public college located in the suburb of Santa Clarita.

There were roughly 35 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects students who graduated with this degree at College of the Canyons in the most recent data year.

More information about a associate in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects from College of the Canyons

#5

Front Range Community College

Westminster, CO
33 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In CO
#1 Best Quality In CO

FRCC is a fairly large public college located in the suburb of Westminster. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects in Colorado.

There were roughly 33 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects students who graduated with this degree at FRCC in the most recent data year.

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32 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In WA
#1 Best Quality In WA

Located in the large suburb of Kirkland, LWTech is a public school with a small student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects in Washington.

There were about 32 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects individuals who graduated with this degree at LWTech in the most recent data year.

More information about a associate in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects from Lake Washington Institute of Technology

#7

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA
28 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the city of Santa Rosa, SRJC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

There were about 28 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects individuals who graduated with this degree at SRJC in the most recent data year.

More information about a associate in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects from Santa Rosa Junior College

#7

Pikes Peak Community College

Colorado Springs, CO
28 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In CO
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

PPCC is a large public college located in the large suburb of Colorado Springs.

There were roughly 28 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects individuals who graduated with this degree at PPCC in the most recent year we have data available.

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27 Annual Associate Degrees
#3 Most Popular In CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Mt. SAC is a fairly large public college located in the suburb of Walnut.

There were roughly 27 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects individuals who graduated with this degree at Mt. SAC in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects from Mt. San Antonio College

#9

Northwest Vista College

San Antonio, TX
27 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In TX
#2 Best Quality In TX

Located in the city of San Antonio, Northwest Vista College is a public college with a fairly large student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #2 in quality for associate degrees in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects in Texas.

There were about 27 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects individuals who graduated with this degree at Northwest Vista College in the most recent year we have data available.

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26 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In NJ
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

RCBC is a medium-sized public college located in the large suburb of Mount Laurel.

There were about 26 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects students who graduated with this degree at RCBC in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects from Rowan College at Burlington County

#12

Johnson County Community College

Overland Park, KS
23 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In KS
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

JCCC is a large public college located in the medium-sized city of Overland Park.

There were about 23 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects individuals who graduated with this degree at JCCC in the most recent data year.

More information about a associate in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects from Johnson County Community College

20 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In NY
#3 Best Quality In NY

Located in the large city of Bronx, Hostos is a public college with a medium-sized student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for associate degrees in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects in New York.

There were approximately 20 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects individuals who graduated with this degree at Hostos in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects from Hostos Community College

#14

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, CA
18 Annual Associate Degrees
#4 Most Popular In CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the small city of Santa Barbara, SBCC is a public college with a fairly large student population.

There were approximately 18 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects students who graduated with this degree at SBCC in the most recent data year.

More information about a associate in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects from Santa Barbara City College

#14

Tyler Junior College

Tyler, TX
18 Annual Associate Degrees
#3 Most Popular In TX
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Tyler Junior College is a fairly large public college located in the medium-sized city of Tyler.

There were approximately 18 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects individuals who graduated with this degree at Tyler Junior College in the most recent data year.

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18 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In WI
#1 Best Quality In WI

Located in the city of Milwaukee, MATC is a public college with a large student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for associate degrees in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects in Wisconsin.

There were approximately 18 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects individuals who graduated with this degree at MATC in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects from Milwaukee Area Technical College

16 Annual Associate Degrees
#4 Most Popular In TX
#1 Best Quality In TX

Houston Community College is a very large public college located in the city of Houston. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects in Texas.

There were about 16 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects individuals who graduated with this degree at Houston Community College in the most recent data year.

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#17

Bergen Community College

Paramus, NJ
16 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In NJ
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Bergen Community College is a large public college located in the suburb of Paramus.

There were approximately 16 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects students who graduated with this degree at Bergen Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects from Bergen Community College

#17

Antelope Valley College

Lancaster, CA
16 Annual Associate Degrees
#5 Most Popular In CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Antelope Valley College is a fairly large public college located in the suburb of Lancaster.

There were about 16 animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects students who graduated with this degree at Antelope Valley College in the most recent data year.

More information about a associate in animation, interactive technology, video graphics and special effects from Antelope Valley College

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 Associate Degree Colleges for Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics & Special Effects award.

Rank College Location
25 Sierra College Rocklin, CA
25 Somerset Community College Somerset, KY
25 Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA
20 College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
20 Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC
20 Delaware College of Art and Design Wilmington, DE
20 Santa Monica College Santa Monica, CA
24 Texas State Technical College Waco, TX
25 Sierra College Rocklin, CA
25 Somerset Community College Somerset, KY
25 Shoreline Community College Shoreline, WA

Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics & Special Effects by Region

View the Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics & Special Effects for a specific region near you.

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New England
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Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
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Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics & Special Effects is one of 7 different types of Graphic Communications programs to choose from.

Related Major Annual Graduates
Prepress/Desktop Publishing & Digital Imaging Design 364
Graphic & Printing Equipment Operator, General Production 180
General Graphic Communications 91
Other Graphic Communications 84
Platemaker/Imager 5

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • 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 Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction. More about our data sources and methodologies.

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