Radio Broadcasting Colleges and Schools in the U.S.

Prospective students who wish to enter the field of radio broadcasting have two degree options to choose from. The first is an associate degree in radio broadcasting and the second is a bachelor's degree in radio broadcasting or broadcast journalism. Often, a bachelor's degree in the field includes training in related areas, such as television, journalism and film.

How to Select a Radio Broadcasting School

One of the first things that a student may want to do when selecting a school is determine what type of degree will best suit his or her needs. An associate degree in radio broadcasting is commonly offered by community colleges and introduces students to basic training in the field. A 2-year, radio broadcasting program is also less costly than a bachelor's degree in the field and takes less time to complete.

Further considerations when choosing a program in this field are:

  • Associate degree programs will familiarize students with radio broadcasting equipment and teach them the basics of writing broadcast copy.
  • Bachelor's degree programs are more comprehensive and often require students to complete a series of their own productions and an internship.
  • No matter what level you choose, look for a school with radio facilities where students can hone their skills and produce live radio shows.
  • At either level, internship opportunities and letters of reference can help ease the student's transition into the job market and provide an edge in securing a full-time radio broadcasting position.

10 Schools with Radio Broadcasting Programs

College/UniversityInstitution Type
Arizona State University 4-year, Public
Miami Dade College 4-year, Public
University of Florida 4-year, Public
University of Central Florida 4-year, Public
The University of Texas at Austin 4-year, Public
Houston Community College 2-year, Public
Michigan State University 4-year, Public
Tarrant County College District 2-year, Public
University of Arizona 4-year, Public
California State University - Long Beach 4-year, Public

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