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2023 Best Communications Technologies & Support Schools

90 Colleges in the United States
14,826 Communications Technologies & Support Degrees Awarded
$25,611 Avg Early-Career Salary
Communications Technologies & Support degree programs are on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of popularity. In fact, the major ranks #32 out of the 38 majors we look at each year. As such, your educational options may be more limited than if you were in a more popular field.

For its 2023 ranking, College Factual looked at 90 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for communications technologies and support students pursuing a degree. Combined, these schools handed out 14,826 degrees in communications technologies and support to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Communications Technologies & Support School

Best Communications Technologies & Support Schools The communications technologies and support program you select can have a big impact on your future. That's why we developed our collection of Best Schools for Communications Technologies & Support rankings. We derive our Best Overall Communications Technologies & Support School rankings by rolling up our degree-level rankings after weighting them by the number of degrees awarded at each school.

In order to find the schools that are the best fit for you, you may want to filter to one of the degree levels below.

Communications Technologies & Support Rankings by Degree Level

Since picking the right college can be one of the most important decisions of your life, we've developed the Best Communications Technologies & Support Schools ranking, along with many other major-related rankings, to help you make that decision. You can also filter this list by location to find schools closer to you.

In addition to College Factual's rankings, you may want to take a look at College Combat, our unique tool that lets you pit your favorite schools head-to-head and compare how they rate on factors that most interest you. When you have some time, check it out - you may want to bookmark the link so you don't forget it.

More information on how we come up with our rankings can be found here: College Factual's Data Methodology.

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Best Schools for Communications Technologies & Support in the United States

If you aren't interested in a particular degree level and want to know which schools are the overall best at delivering an education for the communications technologies and support degrees they offer, see the list below. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

13 Top Schools in Communications Technologies & Support

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
94 Communications Technologies & Support Degrees Awarded

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo is one of the finest schools in the country for getting a degree in communications technologies and support. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a very large public university located in the suburb of San Luis Obispo. A Best Colleges rank of #97 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is a great university overall.

There were approximately 94 communications technologies and support students who graduated with this degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in the most recent year we have data available. Those communications technologies and support students who get their degree from California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo earn $23,824 more than the average communications technologies and support grad.

More information about a degree in communications technologies and support from California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
36 Communications Technologies & Support Degrees Awarded

Rochester Institute of Technology is a wonderful option for students interested in a degree in communications technologies and support. Located in the suburb of Rochester, RIT is a private not-for-profit school with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #167 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means RIT is a great school overall.

There were about 36 communications technologies and support students who graduated with this degree at RIT in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the communications technologies and support major at Rochester Institute of Technology make $26,115 more than the typical graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

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#3

American University

Washington, DC
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
$24,500 Median Student Debt

American University is a wonderful option for students pursuing a degree in communications technologies and support. Located in the city of Washington, The American University is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population. A Best Colleges rank of #80 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means The American University is a great university overall.

There were approximately 30 communications technologies and support students who graduated with this degree at The American University in the most recent year we have data available. Students who receive their degree from the communications technologies and support program make about $26,863 for their early career.

More information about a degree in communications technologies and support from American University

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
60 Communications Technologies & Support Degrees Awarded

It's hard to beat New England Institute of Technology if you want to pursue a degree in communications technologies and support. Located in the large suburb of East Greenwich, New England Tech is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population. A Best Colleges rank of #345 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means New England Tech is a great school overall.

There were about 60 communications technologies and support students who graduated with this degree at New England Tech in the most recent data year. Those communications technologies and support students who get their degree from New England Institute of Technology make $8,254 more than the typical communications technologies and support student.

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#5

Belmont University

Nashville, TN
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
94 Communications Technologies & Support Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Nashville, Belmont is a private not-for-profit university with a moderately-sized student population. A Best Colleges rank of #150 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means Belmont is a great university overall.

There were roughly 94 communications technologies and support students who graduated with this degree at Belmont in the most recent year we have data available. Graduates who receive their degree from the communications technologies and support program earn an average of $27,055 in the first couple years of their career.

More information about a degree in communications technologies and support from Belmont University

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
102 Communications Technologies & Support Degrees Awarded

SMU is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the suburb of Dallas. A Best Colleges rank of #91 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means SMU is a great university overall.

There were about 102 communications technologies and support students who graduated with this degree at SMU in the most recent year we have data available. Those communications technologies and support students who get their degree from Southern Methodist University make $27,854 more than the standard communications technologies and support grad.

More information about a degree in communications technologies and support from Southern Methodist University

Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
35 Communications Technologies & Support Degrees Awarded

Located in the suburb of Old Westbury, NYIT is a private not-for-profit school with a medium-sized student population. This school ranks 86th out of 143 colleges for overall quality in the state of New York.

There were roughly 35 communications technologies and support students who graduated with this degree at NYIT in the most recent data year. Those communications technologies and support students who get their degree from New York Institute of Technology make $25,452 more than the standard communications technologies and support graduate.

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Associate Degree Highest Degree Type
52 Communications Technologies & Support Degrees Awarded

Located in the city of Green Bay, NWTC is a public college with a fairly large student population. This college ranks 30th out of 46 colleges for overall quality in the state of Wisconsin.

There were about 52 communications technologies and support students who graduated with this degree at NWTC in the most recent data year. Those communications technologies and support students who get their degree from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College make $7,527 more than the average communications technologies and support student.

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#9

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
238 Communications Technologies & Support Degrees Awarded

Academy of Art University is a medium-sized private for-profit university located in the city of San Francisco. A Best Colleges rank of #176 out of 2,241 colleges nationwide means Academy of Art University is a great university overall.

There were approximately 238 communications technologies and support students who graduated with this degree at Academy of Art University in the most recent data year. Those communications technologies and support students who get their degree from Academy of Art University earn $2,226 more than the typical communications technologies and support graduate.

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#10

Husson University

Bangor, ME
Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
36 Communications Technologies & Support Degrees Awarded

Located in the small city of Bangor, Husson is a private not-for-profit university with a small student population. This university ranks 8th out of 19 schools for overall quality in the state of Maine.

There were approximately 36 communications technologies and support students who graduated with this degree at Husson in the most recent year we have data available. Communications Technologies & Support degree recipients from Husson University earn a boost of about $3,921 over the typical income of communications technologies and support majors.

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#11

DePaul University

Chicago, IL
Master's Degree Highest Degree Type
94 Communications Technologies & Support Degrees Awarded

DePaul is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Chicago. A Best Colleges rank of #229 out of 2,241 schools nationwide means DePaul is a great university overall.

There were roughly 94 communications technologies and support students who graduated with this degree at DePaul in the most recent year we have data available. Communications Technologies & Support degree recipients from DePaul University get an earnings boost of about $7,301 over the typical income of communications technologies and support graduates.

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East Stroudsburg University is a moderately-sized public university located in the small city of East Stroudsburg. This university ranks 62nd out of 117 colleges for overall quality in the state of Pennsylvania.

There were roughly 30 communications technologies and support students who graduated with this degree at East Stroudsburg University in the most recent data year. Students who receive their degree from the communications technologies and support program make around $25,276 in the first couple years of their career.

More information about a degree in communications technologies and support from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor's Degree Highest Degree Type
41 Communications Technologies & Support Degrees Awarded

Art Center College of Design is a small private not-for-profit college located in the city of Pasadena.

There were roughly 41 communications technologies and support students who graduated with this degree at Art Center College of Design in the most recent data year. Degree recipients from the communications technologies and support major at Art Center College of Design earn $37,515 above the typical graduate in this field shortly after graduation.

More information about a degree in communications technologies and support from Art Center College of Design

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 Best Communications Technologies & Support Schools award.

Rank College Location
14 Ringling College of Art and Design Sarasota, FL
15 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
16 Houston Community College Houston, TX
17 Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park, MN
18 Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA
19 Northeast Community College Norfolk, NE
20 Carroll University Waukesha, WI
21 Ferris State University Big Rapids, MI
22 Southeast Technical College Sioux Falls, SD

Communications Technologies & Support by Region

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

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Communications Technologies & Support Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Graphic Communications 7,518
Audiovisual Communications 6,229
Communications Technology 915
Other Communication Technology 164

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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).
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