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2022 Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Graphic Communications

201 Colleges in the United States
1,830 Associate Degrees
An associate degree in graphic communications is more popular than many other degrees. In fact, it ranks #58 out of 312 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 looked at 201 colleges and universities when compiling its 2022 Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Graphic Communications ranking. When you put them all together, these colleges and universities awarded 1,830 associate degrees in graphic communications during the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Choosing a Great Graphic Communications School for Your Associate Degree

Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Graphic Communications The graphic communication associate degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. We created our Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Graphic Communications 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 graphic communications, but it does mean that many students are choosing the school for some reason. This may be due to it being a great value, it offering a stellar educational experience, or the subject is a major focus of the school.

More Ways to Rank Graphic Communications Schools

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 graphic communications.

Below you'll see a list of the most popular colleges and universities for pursuing an associate degree in graphic communications. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

25 Most Well Attended Schools for Graphic Communication Students Working on Their Associate

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

Borough of Manhattan Community College is one of the most popular schools in the country for getting an associate degree in graphic communications. Located in the large city of New York, BMCC is a public college with a very large student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #2 in quality for associate degrees in graphic communications in New York.

There were approximately 86 graphic communications individuals who graduated with this degree at BMCC in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in graphic communications from Borough of Manhattan Community College

#2

Miami Dade College

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

You'll be surrounded by many like-minded peers at Miami Dade College if you wish to pursue an associate degree in graphic communications. Located in the large city of Miami, MDC is a public college with a very large student population.

There were about 64 graphic communications students who graduated with this degree at MDC in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in graphic communications from Miami Dade College

#3

El Centro College

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

You'll be surrounded by many like-minded peers at El Centro College if you want to pursue an associate degree in graphic communications. El Centro College is a fairly large public college located in the large city of Dallas. More information about a associate in graphic communications from El Centro College

55 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In OH
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Columbus State Community College is one of the most popular schools in the country for getting an associate degree in graphic communications. Located in the city of Columbus, Columbus State is a public college with a fairly large student population.

There were about 55 graphic communications individuals who graduated with this degree at Columbus State in the most recent year we have data available.

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48 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In TX
#1 Best Quality In TX

Located in the large city of Houston, Houston Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in graphic communications in Texas.

There were roughly 48 graphic communications students who graduated with this degree at Houston Community College in the most recent data year.

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47 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In NJ
#1 Best Quality In NJ

Located in the suburb of Edison, Middlesex County College is a public college with a large student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in graphic communications in New Jersey.

There were roughly 47 graphic communications students who graduated with this degree at Middlesex County College in the most recent year we have data available.

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#7

College of the Canyons

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

Located in the suburb of Santa Clarita, College of the Canyons is a public college with a fairly large student population.

There were roughly 40 graphic communications students who graduated with this degree at College of the Canyons in the most recent data year.

More information about a associate in graphic communications from College of the Canyons

#8

Front Range Community College

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

Located in the large suburb of Westminster, FRCC is a public college with a fairly large student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for associate degrees in graphic communications in Colorado.

There were approximately 33 graphic communications students who graduated with this degree at FRCC in the most recent data year.

Associate recipients from the graphic communications major at Front Range Community College earn $6,725 above the standard graduate with the same degree shortly after graduation.

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

NWTC is a large public college located in the city of Green Bay. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for associate degrees in graphic communications in Wisconsin.

There were about 32 graphic communications individuals who graduated with this degree at NWTC in the most recent data year.

Those graphic communications students who get their associate degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College make $4,025 more than the typical graphic communication graduate.

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

LWTech is a small public school located in the large suburb of Kirkland. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in graphic communications in Washington.

There were roughly 32 graphic communications individuals who graduated with this degree at LWTech in the most recent data year.

More information about a associate in graphic communications from Lake Washington Institute of Technology

#11

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake City, UT
30 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In UT
#1 Best Quality In UT

Located in the suburb of Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Community College is a public college with a fairly large student population. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #1 in quality for associate degrees in graphic communications in Utah.

There were roughly 30 graphic communications individuals who graduated with this degree at Salt Lake Community College in the most recent data year.

More information about a associate in graphic communications from Salt Lake Community College

#12

Pikes Peak Community College

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

Located in the suburb of Colorado Springs, PPCC is a public college with a large student population.

There were roughly 28 graphic communications individuals who graduated with this degree at PPCC in the most recent data year.

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#12

Santa Rosa Junior College

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

SRJC is a fairly large public college located in the medium-sized city of Santa Rosa.

There were roughly 28 graphic communications individuals who graduated with this degree at SRJC in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in graphic communications from Santa Rosa Junior College

#14

Northwest Vista College

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

Northwest Vista College is a fairly large public college located in the city of San Antonio. Potential students might also be interested to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for associate degrees in graphic communications in Texas.

There were roughly 27 graphic communications students who graduated with this degree at Northwest Vista College in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in graphic communications from Northwest Vista College

#14

Mt. San Antonio College

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

Located in the suburb of Walnut, Mt. SAC is a public college with a very large student population.

There were approximately 27 graphic communications students who graduated with this degree at Mt. SAC in the most recent data year.

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26 Annual Associate Degrees
#4 Most Popular In TX
#2 Best Quality In TX

Tarrant County College is a very large public college located in the city of Fort Worth. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #2 in quality for associate degrees in graphic communications in Texas.

There were about 26 graphic communications individuals who graduated with this degree at Tarrant County College in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in graphic communications from Tarrant County College District

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

Located in the large suburb of Mount Laurel, RCBC is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

There were roughly 26 graphic communications students who graduated with this degree at RCBC in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in graphic communications from Rowan College at Burlington County

25 Annual Associate Degrees
#1 Most Popular In MO
#1 Best Quality In MO

OTC is a fairly large public college located in the city of Springfield. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #1 in quality for associate degrees in graphic communications in Missouri.

There were about 25 graphic communications students who graduated with this degree at OTC in the most recent year we have data available.

Students who graduate with their associate from the graphic communication program report average early career income of $16,200.

More information about a associate in graphic communications from Ozarks Technical Community College

#19

Johnson County Community College

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

Located in the midsize city of Overland Park, JCCC is a public college with a large student population.

There were roughly 23 graphic communications students who graduated with this degree at JCCC in the most recent data year.

More information about a associate in graphic communications from Johnson County Community College

#20

Sacramento City College

Sacramento, CA
22 Annual Associate Degrees
#4 Most Popular In CA
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Sacramento City is a fairly large public college located in the large city of Sacramento.

There were about 22 graphic communications students who graduated with this degree at Sacramento City in the most recent data year.

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21 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In NY
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the city of Middletown, SUNY Orange is a public college with a moderately-sized student population.

There were approximately 21 graphic communications individuals who graduated with this degree at SUNY Orange in the most recent data year.

More information about a associate in graphic communications from Orange County Community College

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

Hostos is a medium-sized public college located in the city of Bronx. You also may be intersted to know that the school ranks #3 in quality for associate degrees in graphic communications in New York.

There were about 20 graphic communications students who graduated with this degree at Hostos in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in graphic communications from Hostos Community College

#22

Whatcom Community College

Bellingham, WA
20 Annual Associate Degrees
#2 Most Popular In WA
#2 Best Quality In WA

Located in the small city of Bellingham, Whatcom Community College is a public college with a small student population. This isn't the only ranking where the school placed. It's also #2 in quality for associate degrees in graphic communications in Washington.

There were approximately 20 graphic communications students who graduated with this degree at Whatcom Community College in the most recent year we have data available.

More information about a associate in graphic communications from Whatcom Community College

#24

Tyler Junior College

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

Located in the city of Tyler, Tyler Junior College is a public college with a fairly large student population.

There were roughly 18 graphic communications individuals who graduated with this degree at Tyler Junior College in the most recent data year.

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18 Annual Associate Degrees
#4 Most Popular In NY
Associate Degree Highest Degree Type

Located in the rural area of Johnstown, FM is a public college with a small student population.

There were approximately 18 graphic communications students who graduated with this degree at FM in the most recent data year.

More information about a associate in graphic communications from Fulton-Montgomery Community College

#30

Bergen Community College

Paramus, NJ
#30

Antelope Valley College

Lancaster, CA
#30

American River College

Sacramento, CA
#30

Mt. San Jacinto College

San Jacinto, CA

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Graphic Communications students that almost earned our Most Popular Associate Degree Colleges for Graphic Communications award.

Rank College Location
35 College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
35 Delaware College of Art and Design Wilmington, DE
35 South Central College North Mankato, MN
35 Santa Monica College Santa Monica, CA
35 Forsyth Technical Community College Winston-Salem, NC
35 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
35 Camden County College Blackwood, NJ
35 Western Iowa Tech Community College Sioux City, IA

Graphic Communications by Region

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

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Graphic Communications is one of 3 different types of Communications Technologies & Support programs to choose from.

Graphic Communication Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics & Special Effects 1,106
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

Related Major Annual Graduates
Audiovisual Communications 2,108
Communications Technology 198
Other Communication Technology 65

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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