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#1

#1 Best College for Documentary Production in the U.S.

Spelman College
Atlanta, GA

Acceptance Rate

28%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,050–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$37,085

Median Starting Salary

$50,094

#2

#2 Best College for Documentary Production in the U.S.

Utah Tech University
Saint George, UT

Acceptance Rate

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Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$14,589

Median Starting Salary

$51,847

#3

#3 Best College for Documentary Production in the U.S.

Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,230–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$35,858

Median Starting Salary

$60,006

#4

#4 Best College for Documentary Production in the U.S.

Andrews University
Berrien Springs, MI

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,080–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$24,194

Median Starting Salary

$52,105

#5

#5 Best College for Documentary Production in the U.S.

Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$28,387

Median Starting Salary

$53,431

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About Documentary Production

Documentary Production programs prepare individuals to produce nonfiction film and video. Includes instruction in film and video writing, directing, and production; film studies; history of the documentary; research techniques; videography; editing; and business aspects of film production.

Students who are interested in Documentary Production can study up to a Postbaccalaureate certificate. Right now, 94 students are granted some level of degree in Documentary Production around the country each year. More students earn a degree in Documentary Production in Utah compared to any other state. The average starting salary for a graduate with a bachelor's degree in Documentary Production is $39,600.

Popularity of Documentary Production Degrees in the U.S.
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Careers

The highest paying job for Documentary Production majors is Producers and Directors. But, another thing to think about is how many job openings there currently is. A career that is in high need that a degree in Documentary Production can prepare you for is Producers and Directors.

Top Paying Careers

These are the highest paying careers for Documentary Production majors.

Most In-Demand Careers

These are the careers in highest demand for Documentary Production majors.

Student Demographics

Total Students
33
Female Students
18 (54%)
Male Students
15 (45%)

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