In its annual Top 100 listings of community college degree conferrals, Community College Week, has ranked New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) number one on the list of top 50 associate degrees awarded in communications, journalism, and related programs for the 2012–13 academic year.
The ranking is for FIT’s program in Advertising and Marketing Communications in the college’s Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology. FIT also was ranked among the Top 100 in the Associate Degree Producers. All Disciplines category, as well as among the top 50 in several other categories. This surpasses larger institutions such as the University of Phoenix and Miami Dade College. The charts were derived from a Community College Week analysis of U.S. Department of Education data.
In related news, PayScale.com, the online salary, benefits, and compensation information company, released data in its 2014–15 College Salary Report that also bodes well for both current FIT students and alumni. The report highlights that FIT “had alumni who reported the highest median mid-career salaries of $71,000.