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#1

#1 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

Acceptance Rate

31%

Annual Degrees Awarded

277

SAT Score

1,240–1,490

Est. Net Price *

$17,434

Median Starting Salary

$50,854

#2

#2 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of Florida-Online
Gainesville, FL

Acceptance Rate

65%

Annual Degrees Awarded

25

SAT Score

1,270–1,400

Est. Net Price *

$10,791

Median Starting Salary

$54,395

#3

#3 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of Pittsburgh-Bradford
Bradford, PA

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

990–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$16,505

Median Starting Salary

$59,825

#4

#4 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Boston University
Boston, MA

Acceptance Rate

14%

Annual Degrees Awarded

195

SAT Score

1,370–1,500

Est. Net Price *

$27,829

Median Starting Salary

$54,855

#5

#5 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

193

SAT Score

1,030–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$23,935

Median Starting Salary

$56,576

#6

#6 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Northwestern University
Evanston, IL

Acceptance Rate

7%

Annual Degrees Awarded

68

SAT Score

1,480–1,560

Est. Net Price *

$22,095

Median Starting Salary

$50,315

#7

#7 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Ithaca College
Ithaca, NY

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

98

SAT Score

1,230–1,390

Est. Net Price *

$35,858

Median Starting Salary

$62,554

#8

#8 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY

Acceptance Rate

52%

Annual Degrees Awarded

101

SAT Score

1,280–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$43,651

Median Starting Salary

$56,425

#9

#9 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of North Texas
Denton, TX

Acceptance Rate

79%

Annual Degrees Awarded

246

SAT Score

1,010–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$15,283

Median Starting Salary

$52,169

#10

#10 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

State University of New York at Oswego
Oswego, NY

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

117

SAT Score

1,070–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$17,376

Median Starting Salary

$54,361

#11

#11 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Acceptance Rate

23%

Annual Degrees Awarded

158

SAT Score

1,310–1,480

Est. Net Price *

$11,740

Median Starting Salary

$48,938

#12

#12 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

California State University-Northridge
Northridge, CA

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

469

SAT Score

900–1,110

Est. Net Price *

$8,936

Median Starting Salary

$50,909

#13

#13 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ

Acceptance Rate

91%

Annual Degrees Awarded

108

SAT Score

950–1,200

Est. Net Price *

$13,742

Median Starting Salary

$53,610

#14

#14 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

San Francisco State University
San Francisco, CA

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

155

SAT Score

930–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$13,267

Median Starting Salary

$51,333

#15

#15 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Elon University
Elon, NC

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

50

SAT Score

1,190–1,370

Est. Net Price *

$41,527

Median Starting Salary

$62,905

#16

#16 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of Northwestern-St Paul
Saint Paul, MN

Acceptance Rate

93%

Annual Degrees Awarded

19

SAT Score

1,080–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$25,704

Median Starting Salary

$57,762

#17

#17 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

California State University-Fullerton
Fullerton, CA

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

146

SAT Score

1,000–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$7,925

Median Starting Salary

$50,891

#18

#18 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Texas State University
San Marcos, TX

Acceptance Rate

88%

Annual Degrees Awarded

122

SAT Score

990–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$14,120

Median Starting Salary

$53,325

#19

#19 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

Acceptance Rate

69%

Annual Degrees Awarded

36

SAT Score

1,200–1,380

Est. Net Price *

$35,036

Median Starting Salary

$56,049

#20

#20 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Appalachian State University
Boone, NC

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

79

SAT Score

1,090–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$13,084

Median Starting Salary

$54,799

#21

#21 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Ohio University-Main Campus
Athens, OH

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

95

SAT Score

1,110–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$20,207

Median Starting Salary

$54,953

#22

#22 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX

Acceptance Rate

67%

Annual Degrees Awarded

98

SAT Score

1,110–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$17,896

Median Starting Salary

$53,057

#23

#23 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of Houston
Houston, TX

Acceptance Rate

66%

Annual Degrees Awarded

101

SAT Score

1,160–1,340

Est. Net Price *

$14,056

Median Starting Salary

$49,528

#24

#24 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

SUNY at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

28

SAT Score

1,070–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$15,795

Median Starting Salary

$57,241

#25

#25 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Capital University
Columbus, OH

Acceptance Rate

72%

Annual Degrees Awarded

15

SAT Score

970–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$24,439

Median Starting Salary

$56,106

#26

#26 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

California State University-Monterey Bay
Seaside, CA

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

56

SAT Score

960–1,160

Est. Net Price *

$11,435

Median Starting Salary

$52,363

#27

#27 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

California State University-Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

108

SAT Score

870–1,060

Est. Net Price *

$5,801

Median Starting Salary

$51,170

#28

#28 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Columbia College Chicago
Chicago, IL

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

49

SAT Score

--

Est. Net Price *

$28,387

Median Starting Salary

$55,979

#29

#29 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of Montevallo
Montevallo, AL

Acceptance Rate

60%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

1,010–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$17,421

Median Starting Salary

$53,861

#30

#30 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Suffolk University
Boston, MA

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

27

SAT Score

1,100–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$32,270

Median Starting Salary

$55,054

#31

#31 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Troy University
Troy, AL

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

59

SAT Score

940–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$13,187

Median Starting Salary

$52,235

#32

#32 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

94

SAT Score

990–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$17,115

Median Starting Salary

$53,688

#33

#33 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

San Diego State University
San Diego, CA

Acceptance Rate

39%

Annual Degrees Awarded

84

SAT Score

1,100–1,320

Est. Net Price *

$13,017

Median Starting Salary

$49,991

#34

#34 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

SUNY College at Plattsburgh
Plattsburgh, NY

Acceptance Rate

70%

Annual Degrees Awarded

25

SAT Score

1,060–1,280

Est. Net Price *

$17,625

Median Starting Salary

$54,631

#35

#35 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Texas Southern University
Houston, TX

Acceptance Rate

97%

Annual Degrees Awarded

46

SAT Score

830–1,010

Est. Net Price *

$11,826

Median Starting Salary

$51,848

#36

#36 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL

Acceptance Rate

41%

Annual Degrees Awarded

72

SAT Score

1,210–1,360

Est. Net Price *

$13,108

Median Starting Salary

$49,649

#37

#37 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Acceptance Rate

17%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,370–1,520

Est. Net Price *

$10,614

Median Starting Salary

$52,332

#38

#38 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Pepperdine University
Malibu, CA

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

1,300–1,460

Est. Net Price *

$47,804

Median Starting Salary

$55,095

#39

#39 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Ashland University
Ashland, OH

Acceptance Rate

72%

Annual Degrees Awarded

12

SAT Score

1,050–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$20,342

Median Starting Salary

$49,017

#40

#40 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

San Jose State University
San Jose, CA

Acceptance Rate

77%

Annual Degrees Awarded

70

SAT Score

1,010–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$14,219

Median Starting Salary

$50,001

#41

#41 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Susquehanna University
Selinsgrove, PA

Acceptance Rate

77%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,100–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$28,605

Median Starting Salary

$60,943

#42

#42 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Huntington University
Huntington, IN

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

970–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$20,066

Median Starting Salary

$56,474

#43

#43 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Bradley University
Peoria, IL

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,090–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$24,053

Median Starting Salary

$56,905

#44

#44 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of Central Missouri
Warrensburg, MO

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

29

SAT Score

970–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$15,117

Median Starting Salary

$55,033

#45

#45 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Cincinnati, OH

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

38

SAT Score

1,180–1,350

Est. Net Price *

$20,149

Median Starting Salary

$53,387

#46

#46 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

32

SAT Score

1,080–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$18,693

Median Starting Salary

$54,517

#47

#47 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Chicago State University
Chicago, IL

Acceptance Rate

49%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

790–980

Est. Net Price *

$6,446

Median Starting Salary

$51,208

#48

#48 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Oshkosh, WI

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

32

SAT Score

930–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$12,827

Median Starting Salary

$57,521

#49

#49 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Carbondale, IL

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

31

SAT Score

930–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$16,990

Median Starting Salary

$52,214

#50

#50 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA

Acceptance Rate

80%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,240–1,430

Est. Net Price *

$39,267

Median Starting Salary

$51,444

#51

#51 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Rider University
Lawrenceville, NJ

Acceptance Rate

84%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,100–1,310

Est. Net Price *

$26,388

Median Starting Salary

$57,518

#52

#52 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Ponce
Ponce, PR

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

18

SAT Score

790–1,070

Est. Net Price *

$10,283

Median Starting Salary

$49,524

#53

#53 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

CUNY Brooklyn College
Brooklyn, NY

Acceptance Rate

55%

Annual Degrees Awarded

40

SAT Score

1,030–1,190

Est. Net Price *

$5,972

Median Starting Salary

$49,569

#54

#54 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Saint Ambrose University
Davenport, IA

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

1,040–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$23,359

Median Starting Salary

$58,099

#55

#55 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of La Verne
La Verne, CA

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

970–1,290

Est. Net Price *

$25,103

Median Starting Salary

$51,721

#56

#56 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion
Marion, IN

Acceptance Rate

87%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,030–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$21,755

Median Starting Salary

$52,559

#57

#57 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Savannah College of Art and Design
Savannah, GA

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

1,060–1,300

Est. Net Price *

$45,976

Median Starting Salary

$56,517

#58

#58 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Wayne State University
Detroit, MI

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

20

SAT Score

1,050–1,270

Est. Net Price *

$15,347

Median Starting Salary

$50,608

#59

#59 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Lewis University
Romeoville, IL

Acceptance Rate

74%

Annual Degrees Awarded

8

SAT Score

1,030–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$19,184

Median Starting Salary

$55,339

#60

#60 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Southwestern Adventist University
Keene, TX

Acceptance Rate

54%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

910–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$20,028

Median Starting Salary

$54,171

#61

#61 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

North Central College
Naperville, IL

Acceptance Rate

61%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,040–1,260

Est. Net Price *

$25,285

Median Starting Salary

$59,473

#62

#62 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Goshen College
Goshen, IN

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,010–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$19,267

Median Starting Salary

$55,585

#63

#63 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of Akron Main Campus
Akron, OH

Acceptance Rate

83%

Annual Degrees Awarded

30

SAT Score

980–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$14,667

Median Starting Salary

$52,721

#64

#64 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH

Acceptance Rate

81%

Annual Degrees Awarded

21

SAT Score

950–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$11,900

Median Starting Salary

$53,364

#65

#65 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Murray State University
Murray, KY

Acceptance Rate

84%

Annual Degrees Awarded

11

SAT Score

1,010–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$11,042

Median Starting Salary

$53,560

#66

#66 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY

Acceptance Rate

64%

Annual Degrees Awarded

22

SAT Score

930–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$10,806

Median Starting Salary

$53,234

#67

#67 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Point Park University
Pittsburgh, PA

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,030–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$24,702

Median Starting Salary

$55,109

#68

#68 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of Southern Indiana
Evansville, IN

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

1,050–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$14,443

Median Starting Salary

$55,586

#69

#69 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI

Acceptance Rate

90%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

980–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$17,105

Median Starting Salary

$56,077

#70

#70 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY

Acceptance Rate

97%

Annual Degrees Awarded

9

SAT Score

970–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$12,625

Median Starting Salary

$52,611

#71

#71 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Cornerstone University
Grand Rapids, MI

Acceptance Rate

82%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

1,000–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$20,935

Median Starting Salary

$55,264

#72

#72 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX

Acceptance Rate

85%

Annual Degrees Awarded

16

SAT Score

970–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$13,632

Median Starting Salary

$53,278

#73

#73 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Walla Walla University
College Place, WA

Acceptance Rate

51%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

980–1,250

Est. Net Price *

$25,314

Median Starting Salary

$56,505

#74

#74 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

California State University-Chico
Chico, CA

Acceptance Rate

95%

Annual Degrees Awarded

17

SAT Score

970–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$15,517

Median Starting Salary

$51,405

#75

#75 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall, MN

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

930–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$15,004

Median Starting Salary

$56,650

#76

#76 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

University of the Incarnate Word
San Antonio, TX

Acceptance Rate

94%

Annual Degrees Awarded

4

SAT Score

910–1,140

Est. Net Price *

$20,832

Median Starting Salary

$52,848

#77

#77 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Campbell University
Buies Creek, NC

Acceptance Rate

89%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,020–1,220

Est. Net Price *

$24,280

Median Starting Salary

$53,222

#78

#78 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

La Sierra University
Riverside, CA

Acceptance Rate

92%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

890–1,160

Est. Net Price *

$25,076

Median Starting Salary

$54,566

#79

#79 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Missouri Baptist University
Saint Louis, MO

Acceptance Rate

71%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

1,050–1,240

Est. Net Price *

$25,590

Median Starting Salary

$54,481

#80

#80 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

SUNY Buffalo State University
Buffalo, NY

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

14

SAT Score

940–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$13,812

Median Starting Salary

$53,891

#81

#81 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Campbellsville University
Campbellsville, KY

Acceptance Rate

78%

Annual Degrees Awarded

6

SAT Score

970–1,180

Est. Net Price *

$20,987

Median Starting Salary

$53,431

#82

#82 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Texas A&M University-Commerce
Commerce, TX

Acceptance Rate

86%

Annual Degrees Awarded

2

SAT Score

910–1,150

Est. Net Price *

$13,025

Median Starting Salary

$52,217

#83

#83 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Western Illinois University
Macomb, IL

Acceptance Rate

75%

Annual Degrees Awarded

3

SAT Score

910–1,120

Est. Net Price *

$11,213

Median Starting Salary

$54,015

#84

#84 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Southeastern University
Lakeland, FL

Acceptance Rate

61%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

1,010–1,210

Est. Net Price *

$27,910

Median Starting Salary

$54,740

#85

#85 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Southwestern College
Winfield, KS

Acceptance Rate

70%

Annual Degrees Awarded

1

SAT Score

930–1,120

Est. Net Price *

$27,003

Median Starting Salary

$53,118

#86

#86 Best College for Radio and Television in the U.S.

Barry University
Miami, FL

Acceptance Rate

60%

Annual Degrees Awarded

5

SAT Score

930–1,080

Est. Net Price *

$20,207

Median Starting Salary

$52,042

*The estimated net prices above are College Raptor’s estimate. Please contact the college financial aid office for actual net cost figures.

About Radio and Television

A program that focuses on the theories, methods, and techniques used to plan, produce, and distribute audio and video programs and messages, and that prepares individuals to function as staff, producers, directors, and managers of radio and television shows and media organizations. Includes instruction in media aesthetics; planning, scheduling, and production; writing and editing; performing and directing; personnel and facilities management; marketing and distribution; media regulations, law, and policy; and principles of broadcast technology.

Students who are passionate about Radio and Television can study up to a Masters degree. Right now, 6,328 students earn a some level of degree in Radio and Television around the country each year. More students graduate with a degree in Radio and Television in California compared to any other state. The average starting salary for an undergraduate degree in Radio and Television is $38,000.

Popularity of Radio and Television Degrees in the U.S.
This heat map represents the states that have the highest percent of Radio and Television degrees compared to all other degrees awarded in that state.
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Careers

The highest paying job for Radio and Television majors is Producers and Directors. However, another thing to consider is how many job openings there currently is. A position that is in high need that a degree in Radio and Television can prepare you for is Producers and Directors.

Top Paying Careers

These are the highest paying careers for Radio and Television majors.

Most In-Demand Careers

These are the careers in highest demand for Radio and Television majors.

Student Demographics

Total Students
4,232
Female Students
1,991 (47%)
Male Students
2,241 (52%)

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