2022 Recognition of Institutional Excellence in Media

The Broadcast Education Association (BEA) is pleased to announce the first annual rankings of schools based on the creative achievement of their students. The rankings are founded on the results from the BEA Festival of Media Arts. The BEA Festival is the preeminent international media competition focused on student and faculty creative endeavors. In the last five years alone, over 5,000 student creative works were submitted from BEA’s more than 300 member institutions around the globe. Entries go through a blind-juried review in the following competitions: Audio, Documentary, Film & Video, Interactive Multimedia & Emerging Technologies, News, Scriptwriting, and Sports.

The rankings are not an overall evaluation of an academic program, but an evaluation of the quality and consistency of students’ creative works produced at one institution compared to those at other institutions. While the BEA has been evaluating student works for nearly 20 years in competition, the rankings are based on the past five-year period of student success. Because of the breadth of media taught at participating institutions, individual rankings are provided in each of the seven different media competitions that have at least a five-year history. Additionally, there is an Overall Ranking based on a combined achievement across the multiple media creative disciplines.

The Festival winners represent approximately the top 20% of entries. There are five levels of awards: Best of Festival, First Place, Second Place, Third Place, and Award of Excellence. The rankings take into account both the quantity and quality of student works. For instance, Best of Festival winners are given a higher weight than Awards of Excellence. While the BEA honors outstanding achievements of both faculty and students, the rankings focus solely on student accomplishments. In the “2022 BEA Festival Student Achievement Rankings,” 170 schools are represented with student winners.

The Broadcast Education Association is the premiere international academic media organization, driving insights, excellence in media production, and career advancement for educators, students, and professionals. The Festival of Media Arts was created and is organized by BEA faculty across the globe to honor the amazing works of both students and faculty. Over $19,000 in prizes is awarded each year, thanks to the generous longtime sponsorship of the Charles & Lucille King Family Foundation and the continued Diana King Memorial Endowment.

2022 Top Winning Overall Programs

1Arizona State University
2University of Oklahoma
3Missouri State University
4Huntington University
5Syracuse University
6Elon University
7Ball State University
8University of Florida
9Rowan University
10University of Southern California
11Taylor University
12Pennsylvania State University
13University of North Texas
14Goshen College
15The American University in Cairo
16University of Maryland College Park
17Michigan State University
18St. Cloud State University
19West Virginia University
20Brigham Young University
20University of Miami
22Huntington University Arizona
23Palm Beach Atlantic University
24Ithaca College
25Loyola University Chicago
26Liberty University
27University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
28James Madison University
29Colorado State University
30University of Georgia
31Oklahoma State University
32Northern Arizona University
32Southern Illinois University Carbondale
34California State University Fullerton
35Appalachian State University
36Harding University
36York College of Pennsylvania
38Middle Tennessee State University
39University of Southern Indiana
40University of Nebraska at Omaha
41Ohio University
42University of South Carolina
43Purdue University Northwest
44University of Indianapolis
45Westminster College
46University of Alabama
47University of Montana
47University of La Verne
49Hofstra University
49Temple University
51Drake University
51University of Arkansas
51University of North Carolina Wilmington
54George Fox University
54Kansas State University
54San Jose State University
57San Francisco State University
58University of Mississippi
59Marshall University
59Tulane University
61University of Silicon Valley
62University of West Georgia
63Western Connecticut State University
64Southeastern Louisiana University
64University of Central Florida
66Northwest Missouri State University
67Purdue University
68SUNY New Paltz
69Bowling Green State University
69Ferris State University
69Georgia College & State University
69Texas Tech University
69University of Nebraska-Lincoln
69Xavier University
75East Carolina University
75Linfield University
77University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh
78University of Central Oklahoma
79Lee University
79University of Guam
81Husson University
81Indiana State University
83Point Park University
83SUNY Oswego
85Central Michigan University
85St. Bonaventure University
85Champlain College
85Fort Hays State University
85Illinois State University
85Lynn University
91Palomar College
92Bethany Lutheran College
92Iowa State University
92Kent State University
92Kentucky Wesleyan College
92Marquette University
92SUNY Brockport
92University of Memphis
99Monash University
99University of Seville
99University of Tasmania

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2022 Top Winning Audio Programs

1Goshen College
2Missouri State University
3Rowan University
4The American University in Cairo
5Arizona State University
6York College of Pennsylvania
7University of Southern Indiana
8Taylor University
9University of Nebraska at Omaha
10Liberty University
11University of Indianapolis
11University of La Verne
13Southern Illinois University Carbondale
14Kansas State University
15Huntington University
16University of Silicon Valley
17Harding University
18West Virginia University
19Appalachian State University
20Husson University
21Northern Arizona University
21Colorado State University
21Kentucky Wesleyan College
24Oklahoma City University
24University of Oklahoma
24Virginia Commonwealth University
27American University
27Ithaca College
27The College at Brockport
27University of North Texas
27University of West Georgia

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2022 Top Winning Documentary Programs

1The American University in Cairo
2Arizona State University
3Taylor University
4Loyola University Chicago
5University of Florida
6Rowan University
7Ball State University
8Colorado State University
9Pennsylvania State University
10University of North Texas
11James Madison University
11SUNY New Paltz
13Champlain College
13Huntington University Arizona
13University of Mississippi
16University of Oklahoma
17Monash University
17Syracuse University
17University of Central Florida
17University of Tasmania
21Elon University
21Midwestern State University
21Missouri State University
21Oklahoma State University
21University of Maryland College Park

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2022 Top Winning Film & Video Programs

1University of Oklahoma
2Huntington University
3Elon University
4Missouri State University
5Huntington University Arizona
6Taylor University
7University of North Texas
8University of Florida
9Rowan University
9University of Maryland College Park
11Palm Beach Atlantic University
12Colorado State University
13Harding University
14Goshen College
14University of North Carolina Wilmington
16Loyola University Chicago
16Pennsylvania State University
18James Madison University
19University of Alabama
20Ithaca College
21Appalachian State University
22Purdue University
23Syracuse University
24Westminster College
25Hofstra University
26Lee University
27Ball State University
28Texas Tech University
28Palomar College
30Kent State University
30York College of Pennsylvania
32George Fox University
32Liberty University
32Southern Illinois University
32University of Georgia
32University of Guam

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2022 Top Winning Interactive Multimedia & Emerging Technology Programs

1Syracuse University
2Elon University
3University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4James Madison University
5Arizona State University
6Drake University
7University of Southern California
8West Virginia University
9San Jose State University
10University of Maryland
11California State University Fullerton
12Michigan State University
12Ohio University
12University of Seville

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2022 Top Winning News Programs

1Arizona State University
2University of Southern California
3University of Oklahoma
4Brigham Young University
5University of Florida
6Syracuse University
7Pennsylvania State University
8University of Miami
9University of Maryland College Park
10Michigan State University
11West Virginia University
12Elon University
13California State University Fullerton
14University of South Carolina
15University of Montana
16Northern Arizona University
17Ohio University
18Rowan University
19Liberty University
19University of North Texas
21Oklahoma State University
22University of Arkansas
23Middle Tennessee State University
23St. Cloud State University
25Indiana State University
25University of Alabama
25University of West Georgia
28University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
29The American University in Cairo
30Ithaca College
30University of Memphis
32Huntington University Arizona
33University of Mississippi
33University of Toledo

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2022 Top Winning Scriptwriting Programs

1Missouri State University
2University of Georgia
3Palm Beach Atlantic University
4Huntington University
5Purdue University Northwest
6San Francisco State University
7University of North Texas
8University of Oklahoma
9Appalachian State University
10Tulane University
11George Fox University
12Southern Illinois University Carbondale
13Westminster College
14Xavier University
15University of Central Florida

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2022 Top Winning Sports Programs

1Arizona State University
2Ball State University
3St. Cloud State University
4University of Oklahoma
5Syracuse University
6Michigan State University
7Ithaca College
8University of Miami
9Pennsylvania State University
10Oklahoma State University
11University of Florida
12Middle Tennessee State University
13Northern Arizona University
14Southeastern Louisiana University
15Elon University
16Temple University
17Marshall University
17University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
19Ohio University
20West Virginia University
21Hofstra University
22Brigham Young University
22Liberty University
22University of Indianapolis
22University of North Texas
26University of Maryland, College Park
26University of Nebraska-Lincoln
28Baylor University
28Point Park University
28University of Southern Indiana

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