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2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

There are about 12,419 students enrolled in Computer Graphics in the USA.

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popularity

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

2,693

Vs. National Avg.

-83%

popularity Rank

#211

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$16K

Vs. National Avg.

-35%

cost Rank

#362

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$35K

Vs. National Avg.

-12%

salary Rank

#367

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-4%

professors Rank

#312

students

Below Average

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

1%

students Rank

#233

SUMMARY

Going to school for Computer Graphics is not only a valuable choice, but typically a necessary first step for scholars coveting to pursue a career as a computer graphics designer, a hardware engineer, or a web graphics developer. In fact, computer graphics is a very rare major coming in at the 213th most popular degree. Last academic year, there were 962 computer graphics graduates. In-state tuition for computer graphics at private colleges is, on average, 2.7 times more spendy than their public equivalents.

With only 40 universities offering computer graphics you could have a smaller selection of institutions which will have a degree program for you. If you are looking to surround yourself with other computer graphics undergrads, consider looking at institutions in Indiana which have more students admitted to computer graphics than any other state. More generally, the best region to pursue computer graphics is in the Great Lakes region with Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion, Purdue University-Main Campus, and Purdue University Northwest best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the best conference to study computer graphics is the Big Ten Conference with Purdue University-Main Campus representing the conference. From our list of the best colleges, our choice for the best school for computer graphics is Texas A & M University-College Station.

The overall best school might not actually be the 'best' school for you. There can be a bunch of angels to consider when deciding on ​university. Things like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might impact your decision of where to go to university. Here at Authority, we weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are interested in which computer graphics university boasts the top campus, the winner is School of Visual Arts. If, for example, you are very interested in which school has the best campus, then we have an entire page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more to compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can explore our comprehensive list for the universities with the best student life&nbspand our choice of the university with the best student life for computer graphics is Texas A & M University-College Station. Curious why? Continue scrolling to discover more about our top recommendations. Many of our picks just might surprise you.

If cost is a significant factor in your decisions, you might be cautious about School of Visual Arts. School of Visual Arts&nbspis the most expensive school for computer graphics, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We have an entire list of the most expensive&nbspschools that could put the cost of School of Visual Arts&nbspinto perspective. For more context, you could be interested to know that computer graphics is the 307th most expensive major in the US, with an average expense of $23,100. On a broader scale, the most costly state for computer graphics on our list is New York demonstrated with a cost of $41,900 at the main college in New York School of Visual Arts. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the U.S. for computer graphics is the New England region which is best demonstrated with College of Our Lady of the Elms with a cost of $35,270, Johnson & Wales University-Providence with a cost of $33,054, and Champlain College with a cost of $41,728.

Our cheapest region for computer graphics is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design with a cost of $17,670 and Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790. On the bright side, the most affordable university for computer graphics is Brigham Young University-Provo. Authority's full list of the most affordable colleges can be explored here.

In-state students can anticipate paying around $9,100 for a degree in computer graphics. That cost increases substantially to a median of $21,500 for an out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our choice for the school constituting the best value for computer graphics: Texas A & M University-College Station. Here you will see our comprehensive list on the schools we see as being the best value&nbspoverall. Do know, this list is based on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when it comes to in-state tuition, 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 computer graphics majors range widely, but two-years after leaving college students will typically earn around $46,200. While there is much variation in pay; highest paid earners can bring in up to $91,100. Even straight out of school, the lowest earning jobs within the computer graphics space make $23,100, which isn't that bad. The top earning graduates from computer graphics have come from Texas A & M University-College Station&nbspand if you want to find the colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The all-around diversity of computer graphics sits quite high, falling in the 86th percentile of majors nationally. The school with the most composite diversity for computer graphics is Academy of Art University&nbspand here you can find our general list for the colleges with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Computer Graphics major only stands in the 62nd percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is actually above financial diversity, in the 77th percentile. White undergraduates compose the largest proportion at 52% of those majoring in computer graphics. Additionally, 51% of students pursuing a computer graphics major are men.

The median ranking for computer graphics professors is 4 stars, a rating that is exactly the median score across all majors; this is a fine. If you are curious about the most popular computer graphics instructor in the country, consider looking up Prescott Perez-Fox at Arizona State University-Tempe. It might be surprising, but the highest rated instructors for computer graphics according to students come from Arizona State University-Tempe. If we including data other than simply rankings we find that the college with the overall best instructors for computer graphics is Purdue University-Main Campus. One can find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with many of the finest examples of professors in the country.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for computer graphics is Purdue University Northwest. While we think of this list more as a novelty, we do have a general list of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you understand that considering the education process from examples primarily informed by superlatives can create issues. We at Authority encourage you to explore our more focused pages on different colleges and explore some of our background articles on essential details to look for as your university search continues.

Top 25 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

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A+

Rating

#1 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Texas A & M University-College Station

College Station, TX | https://www.tamu.edu/

63%

Acceptance

73,308

Students

#123

Ranking

$39K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL | www.miami.edu/

33%

Acceptance

19,971

Students

#73

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

University of California-Irvine

Irvine, CA | www.uci.edu/

30%

Acceptance

39,059

Students

#77

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA | www.cmu.edu/

17%

Acceptance

15,567

Students

#21

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#5 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA | www.usc.edu/

16%

Acceptance

52,376

Students

#28

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

University of Maryland-College Park

College Park, MD | www.umd.edu/

51%

Acceptance

44,404

Students

#98

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

F

Rating

#7 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, CA | www.sbcc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

20,624

Students

#2906

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

A

Rating

#8 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Brigham Young University

Provo, UT | www.byu.edu/

69%

Acceptance

39,086

Students

#198

Ranking

$6K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK | https://utulsa.edu/

69%

Acceptance

4,546

Students

#248

Ranking

$44K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#10 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Lipscomb University

Nashville, TN | https://www.lipscomb.edu/

62%

Acceptance

5,876

Students

#408

Ranking

$35K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#11 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Purdue University-Main Campus

West Lafayette, IN | https://www.purdue.edu/

67%

Acceptance

49,027

Students

#129

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#12 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

DePaul University

Chicago, IL | https://www.depaul.edu/

70%

Acceptance

25,937

Students

#323

Ranking

$41K

Tuition

F

Rating

#13 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Craven Community College

New Bern, NC | www.cravencc.edu/

0%

Acceptance

4,238

Students

#3459

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

F

Rating

#14 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA | www.ccsf.edu/

0%

Acceptance

35,153

Students

#2832

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

F

Rating

#15 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, CA | www.hancockcollege.edu/

0%

Acceptance

16,689

Students

#3352

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#16 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Wilmington, NC | www.uncw.edu/

68%

Acceptance

20,367

Students

#555

Ranking

$21K

Tuition

B−

Rating

#17 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Northwest Nazarene University

Nampa, ID | www.nnu.edu/

77%

Acceptance

8,301

Students

#1040

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A

Rating

#18 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY | www.rit.edu/

74%

Acceptance

18,231

Students

#188

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

F

Rating

#19 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Santa Rosa Junior College

Santa Rosa, CA | www.santarosa.edu/

0%

Acceptance

27,223

Students

#2508

Ranking

$8K

Tuition

A

Rating

#20 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

University of Houston

Houston, TX | www.uh.edu/

63%

Acceptance

51,217

Students

#330

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

F

Rating

#21 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Canada College

Redwood City, CA | canadacollege.edu/

0%

Acceptance

9,575

Students

#2534

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

F

Rating

#22 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Mt San Antonio College

Walnut, CA | www.mtsac.edu/

0%

Acceptance

40,068

Students

#2791

Ranking

$11K

Tuition

F

Rating

#23 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

College of San Mateo

San Mateo, CA | www.collegeofsanmateo.edu/

0%

Acceptance

12,649

Students

#2370

Ranking

$9K

Tuition

A

Rating

#24 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Clarkson University

Potsdam, NY | https://www.clarkson.edu/

78%

Acceptance

4,697

Students

#213

Ranking

$53K

Tuition

F

Rating

#25 2023 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Ohlone College

Fremont, CA | www.ohlone.edu/

0%

Acceptance

14,172

Students

#3083

Ranking

$7K

Tuition

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