To date, we’ve asked 56 current and past radio, television, and digital communication students about their happiness with their degree. Turns out, they rate it average.

Your major should make you feel excited to put the knowledge and skills you learn to work.

To help you reach the decision that is right for you, we asked students who have pursued a radio, television, and digital communication degree to respond to questions concerning five dimensions of the educational track they chose:

  • Course material: Were they interested in the material they learned?
  • Intellectual fulfillment: Did they find the coursework intellectually stimulating?
  • Job prospects: Did they leave the program with job opportunities?
  • Personality: Was the degree a good fit for their personality?
  • Overall fit: Were they happy with the program overall?

We examined their responses and combined the rankings to give us an average satisfaction score across all students. This doesn't necessarily reflect how satisfied you would be with a radio, television, and digital communication degree, but it’s a starting point to help you evaluate your options.

How satisfied are radio, television, and digital communication students compared to other degrees?

Overall, radio, television, and digital communication students rate their satisfaction with their degree a 3.1 out of 5. This is low compared to other degrees which average a rating of 3.28 across all degrees. For context, radio, television, and digital communication students rate their happiness similarly to students in Engineering, Criminal Justice and Architecture.

Here are other degrees that have a similar satisfaction rating to radio, television, and digital communication

DegreeAvg Grad SalarySatisfaction
Human and Consumer Sciences$48,973
Cinema Studies$60,549
Management Science and Quantitative Methods$87,783
Criminal Justice$55,393
Radio, Television, and Digital Communication$61,128
Engineering$100,856
Architecture$77,666
Film and Photographic Arts$58,248
Law$66,736

Let's break that down further.

Are radio, television, and digital communication students satisfied with what they’re learning?

We asked students about their satisfaction with their course material and overall intellectual fulfillment. Here’s what they said:

We asked graduates how interesting they found the course material to be. Their response was:
3.9 out of 5 stars
56 ratings
5 stars
38%
4 stars
32%
3 stars
18%
2 stars
11%
1 stars
2%
We asked graduates how intellectually fulfilling they found the degree. Their response was:
3.6 out of 5 stars
56 ratings
5 stars
36%
4 stars
27%
3 stars
14%
2 stars
9%
1 stars
14%

These ratings are meant to give you an indication about what other people enrolled in radio, television, and digital communication experienced. While their input is useful, keep in mind that different people have had vastly different experiences, all of which were impacted by their personal motivations, professors, and specific curriculum. Always keep your own goals at the center of your decision-making process when it comes to something as significant as your education.

Did radio, television, and digital communication graduates leave school with good job prospects?

Of course, working towards a degree is also about pursuing your desired career. Here’s what radio, television, and digital communication grads had to say about their job prospects:

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their job prospects. Their response was:
2.7 out of 5 stars
52 ratings
5 stars
12%
4 stars
12%
3 stars
31%
2 stars
31%
1 stars
15%

These responses represent a wide range of opinions. Things like extracurricular activities, internships and work placements can set you up for success after graduation.

Were radio, television, and digital communication students happy with their degree overall?

This rating takes into account all factors: how demanding the program is, whether graduates felt it was worthwhile, and how fulfilling they found their educational experience.

We asked graduates how satisfied they were with their degree as a whole. Their response was:
3.1 out of 5 stars
56 ratings
5 stars
18%
4 stars
20%
3 stars
29%
2 stars
20%
1 stars
14%

As you consider this information and input from others, remember above all that your choice should be based on your interests, goals, passions, and abilities. Consider the future and give yourself time. If you’re feeling unsure, click here to take our career assessment and see what path could be right for you.

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