Studying Commercial and Advertising Art is not only a valuable choice, but generally a mandatory first step for scholars intending to enter a career as a billboard designer, a digital advertising specialist, or a logo designer. Interestingly, commercial and advertising art is a unique major ranking as the 212th most popular major. Last academic year, there were 964 commercial and advertising art graduates. In-state tuition for commercial and advertising art at private colleges is, on average, 3.7 times more expensive than their public counterparts.
With just 98 colleges having programs for this degree there could be a more finite list of the institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you're hoping to immerse yourself with other commercial and advertising art undergraduates, look at schools in Ohio which have the most students admitted to commercial and advertising art annually. less precisely, the top region to get a degree in commercial and advertising art is in the Great Lakes region with University of Cincinnati-Main Campus, Columbus College of Art and Design, and Kent State University at Kent best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to major in commercial and advertising art is the Mid-American Conference with Ball State University, Kent State University at Kent, and Miami University-Oxford representing the conference. That being said, our selection for the best college for commercial and advertising art is Syracuse University. You might also want to check out our list of the best colleges.
The objectively best school does not mean it is the best school for you. There might be tons more factors to consider when deciding on institution. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food could alter your decision on which university to attend. Here at Authority, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which commercial and advertising art college is home to the top campus, the answer is Syracuse University. If you are mostly interested in which college is home to the finest campus, then we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more to compare all U.S. majors in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our well researched list for the universities with the best student life and our selection of the college with the best student life for commercial and advertising art is Syracuse University. Are you curious why? Keep reading to discover more about Authority's top recommendations. Some of our decisions will probably shock you.
If cost is a significant deciding factor in your decision on where to go to school, you might consider avoiding Syracuse University. Syracuse University is our most expensive school for commercial and advertising art, at least regarding out of state students. We do have an entire page for the most expensive universities that could put the expense of Syracuse University into perspective. Additionally, you could be interested to know that commercial and advertising art is the 244th most expensive degree in the US, with an average associated cost of $27,600. On a broader scale, the most costly state for commercial and advertising art on our list is Washington with costs at the primary institution, Seattle University, of $45,765. To zoom out even further, the most expensive region of the U.S. for commercial and advertising art is the Far West region which is best demonstrated with Art Center College of Design with a cost of $44,272, University of the Pacific with a cost of $48,904, and Seattle University with a cost of $45,765.
Our cheapest region for commercial and advertising art is the New England region which is represented by Salem State University with a cost of $7,050 and Keene State College with a cost of $20,942. More optimistically, the most affordable college for commercial and advertising art is Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Authority.org's entire list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.
In-state attendees can expect to pay around $10,000 for a degree in commercial and advertising art. That cost increases dramatically to an average of $19,700 for the out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our pick for the school with the best value for commercial and advertising art: University of the Pacific. On this page you can find our comprehensive list of the schools we see as being the best value overall. Do know, this list is predicated on the assumption that you are an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but as we do not know what state(s) you might qualify for in-state tuition, we are approaching this discussion through out-of-state tuition costs.
Earnings for commercial and advertising art majors can differ, but within two-years of graduation graduates will typically make around $51,900. While there is much variation in salary; top positions can make up to $102,100. Even right out of school, the minimum earning opportunities within the commercial and advertising art field make $26,000, which could be worse. The top earning graduates for commercial and advertising art attended University of the Pacific and if you want to find the universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.
The all-around diversity of commercial and advertising art stands subpar, arriving in the 34th percentile of all programs. The college with the highest composite diversity for commercial and advertising art is Seattle University and here you can find our general list of the universities which have the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Commercial and Advertising Art major ranks only within the 72nd percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is even further below average in the 36th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest share at 67% of those studying commercial and advertising art. Additionally, 75% of undergraduates seeking a commercial and advertising art major are women.
The median ranking of commercial and advertising art's professors is 3.7 stars, a ranking that is 7% below the median score for every major; which is a subpar score. If you are looking for the most popular commercial and advertising art instructor in the nation, take a look at Mark Harris at The University of Alabama. It may be surprising, but the top rated professors of commercial and advertising art from student rankings are found at Grand Valley State University. If we including information beyond basic rankings it becomes clear that the university possessing the overall best instructors for commercial and advertising art is College for Creative Studies. One can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as many of the top instructors in the country.
Finally, the most difficult school to get into for commercial and advertising art is College for Creative Studies. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we do have a general page of the hardest colleges to get into. With that said, here at Authority we do hope you understand that looking at the higher education world from context mainly informed by superlatives can cause issues. We encourage you to explore our more nuanced pages on individual universities and read a couple of Authority's helpful background 'blog posts' on important things to look for as you continue your school search.