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States with video production schools

How will your video production education stack up?

Take a few moments to compare how the video production education in your home state compares with that of other states in the nation. The US has 335 brick and mortar video production schools.

Top Schools

The top schools in the nation in 2010 that had video production programs were:

  1. Yale University - located in New Haven, Connecticut
  2. Stanford University - located in Stanford, California
  3. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York

Student Demographics

In 2010, 10,276 students earned degrees in video production in the US. Of these students, 601 graduated from certificate programs in video production, 8,604 graduated from undergraduate programs in video production, and 1,071 graduated from graduate-level programs in video production.


Students can pursue education in video production at the following levels:

  • Associate's Degree in Video Production
  • Bachelor's Degree in Video Production
  • Master's Degree in Video Production
  • Doctoral Degree in Video Production
  • Certificate in Video Production

The skills and/or knowledge that video production students can expect to gain during the course of their video production education are:

  • 3D Animation
  • Video Editing
  • Computer Skills
  • Teamwork
  • Photographic and Motion Principles


On average in 2010, video production schools in the US charged $32,662 in tuition per year. The following video production schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Columbia University in the City of New York - located in New York, New York, students paid $41,316
  2. Vassar College - located in Poughkeepsie, New York, students paid $41,930
  3. George Washington University - located in Washington, Washington DC, students paid $41,655

The lowest tuition was charged by the following video production schools:

  1. University of Central Florida - located in Orlando, Florida, students paid $4,526
  2. University of Georgia - located in Athens, Georgia, students paid $7,530
  3. Ohio State University-Main Campus - located in Columbus, Ohio, students paid $8,679

How will your video production job compare?

The highest percentage of video production graduates pursue careers as video producers. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that in 2010, 16,760 video producers were working in the US. The states with the largest populations of video producers are:

  1. California - 3,260 Video Producers
  2. New York - 2,100 Video Producers
  3. Florida - 1,080 Video Producers

Projected Growth

The number of video producers is expected to grow the fastest in the following states:

  1. Utah - 21%
  2. Connecticut - 16%
  3. Texas - 12%


In the US, a video producer earns on average $47,418 per year. However, the salary for a video producer can greatly vary based on factors such as your exact job description, education or work conditions. A video producer in the US can earn anywhere from less than $15,480 per year to more than $141,210 per year. The states with the highest average salary for a video producer are:

  1. Washington DC - $66,250 per year
  2. Massachusetts - $65,470 per year
  3. California - $61,540 per year

Video producers in the following states make the lowest salaries on average:

  1. North Dakota - $21,300 per year
  2. Montana - $22,950 per year
  3. Oklahoma - $26,220 per year

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
Camera Operators, Television, Video, and Motion Picture 16,760 $48,450 -25.6%