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2022 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

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962

Graduates Per Year

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$46K

Average Salary

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#213

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

962

84% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

40

79% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

212

Commercial and Advertising Art

964

213

Computer Graphics

962

214

Science, Technology and Society

953

Cost

Somewhat Affordable

$23,112

28% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

306

Social Psychology

$23,474

307

Computer Graphics

$23,112

308

Broadcast Journalism

$23,000

Salary

Average Salary

$38,719

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

130

Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services

$38,802

131

Computer Graphics

$38,719

132

Web Design

$38,719

Professors

Bad

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

241

Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts

242

Computer Graphics

243

Nutrition Sciences

Students

Very Diverse

4.3/5

17.67% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

57

Statistics

58

Computer Graphics

59

Neuroscience

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 and 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 is the most expensive school for computer graphics, at least regarding out of state enrollment. We have an entire list of the most expensive schools that could put the cost of School of Visual Arts into 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 overall. 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 and 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 and 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.

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Purdue University-Main Campus

#1 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Purdue University-Main Campus is a very large public university located in West Lafayette, IN ranked 133rd in America. It has a total of 35,481 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 59.83% acceptance rate. Purdue University-Main Campus offers 382 different majors and is best known for its Engineering Technologies, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Computer Graphics programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $9,208 for students from Indiana and $28,010 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University-Main Campus is reasonably expensive. 69.04% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in more or less $55,100 per year, which is 33% greater than the national median.

West Lafayette, IN

https://www.purdue.edu

A

Rating

60%

Acceptance

47,412

Students

#133

Ranking

$28,010

Tuition

School of Visual Arts

#2 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

School of Visual Arts is a small for-profit art school located in New York, NY ranked 44th in New York. It has a total of 3,839 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.13% of applicants. School of Visual Arts offers 26 different majors and is best known for its Computer Software and Media Applications, Web Design, and Photography programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $41,900 per year, School of Visual Arts is quite costly. 62.36% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in near $41,800 per year, which is 1% above the national median.

New York, NY

www.sva.edu

A-

Rating

71%

Acceptance

4,541

Students

#319

Ranking

$41,900

Tuition

Texas A & M University-College Station

#3 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Texas A & M University-College Station is a very large public university located in College Station, TX ranked 124th in America. It has a total of 56,527 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like four sevenths of applicants. Texas A & M University-College Station offers 409 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Fitness Administration, and Petroleum Engineering programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $8,532 for students from Texas and $34,981 for those from out-of-state, Texas A & M University-College Station is somewhat moderately pricey. 76.91% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in about $58,000 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

College Station, TX

https://www.tamu.edu

A

Rating

58%

Acceptance

73,267

Students

#124

Ranking

$34,981

Tuition

University of Houston

#4 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

University of Houston is a very large public university located in Houston, TX ranked 17th in Texas. It has a total of 42,723 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 64.98% acceptance rate. University of Houston offers 225 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technologies, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $8,219 for in-state students and $20,747 for those from out-of-state, University of Houston is reasonably pricey. 54.69% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $51,600 per year, which is 24% above the national median.

Houston, TX

www.uh.edu/

B+

Rating

65%

Acceptance

51,999

Students

#341

Ranking

$20,747

Tuition

Brigham Young University-Provo

#5 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Brigham Young University-Provo is a very large private university located in Provo, UT ranked 233rd in the nation. It has a total of 35,951 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.49% acceptance rate. Brigham Young University-Provo offers 310 different majors and is best known for its Family Systems, Portuguese Language and Literature, and Spanish Language Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $5,790 per year, Brigham Young University-Provo is very inexpensive. 66.32% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn around $59,700 per year, which is 44% over the national median.

Provo, UT

www.byu.edu

A-

Rating

67%

Acceptance

39,233

Students

#233

Ranking

$5,790

Tuition

New England Institute of Technology

#6 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

New England Institute of Technology is a small private associates college located in East Greenwich, RI ranked 10th in Rhode Island. It has a total of 3,406 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 63.2% of applicants. New England Institute of Technology offers 56 different majors and is best known for its Computer Graphics, Mechanical Engineering Technology, and Multimedia Art programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $29,100 per year, New England Institute of Technology is somewhat moderately costly. 50.72% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make about $42,800 per year, which is 3% greater than the national median.

East Greenwich, RI

www.neit.edu

C+

Rating

63%

Acceptance

3,609

Students

#739

Ranking

$29,100

Tuition

Johnson & Wales University-Providence

#7 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Johnson & Wales University-Providence is a mid-sized private institution located in Providence, RI ranked 9th in Rhode Island. It has a total of 7,399 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 92.72% acceptance rate. Johnson & Wales University-Providence offers 62 different majors and is best known for its Culinary Arts, Foods, Nutrition, and Related Services, and Counseling Psychology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $33,054 per year, Johnson & Wales University-Providence is somewhat moderately high-priced. 54.78% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home around $38,800 per year, which is 7% less than the national median.

Providence, RI

www.jwu.edu/campuses/providence/index.html

C+

Rating

93%

Acceptance

8,227

Students

#732

Ranking

$33,054

Tuition

Champlain College

#8 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Champlain College is a small private institution located in Burlington, VT ranked 6th in Vermont. It has a total of 4,925 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 85.15% of applicants. Champlain College offers 88 different majors and is best known for its Writing, Health Care Facilities Administration, and Computer Graphics programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,728 per year, Champlain College is rather pricey. 57.33% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to draw near $45,400 per year, which is 9% over the national median.

Burlington, VT

www.champlain.edu

B-

Rating

85%

Acceptance

6,060

Students

#549

Ranking

$41,728

Tuition

Purdue University Northwest

#9 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Purdue University Northwest is a large public institution located in Hammond, IN ranked 16th in Indiana. It has a total of 11,409 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 28.57% of applicants. Purdue University Northwest offers 109 different majors and is best known for its Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies, Electrical Engineering Technologies, and Computer Graphics programs (nationally ranked 5th, 8th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,047 for in-state students and $13,730 for those from out-of-state, Purdue University Northwest is relatively affordable. 38.9% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working.

Hammond, IN

www.pnw.edu

B-

Rating

29%

Acceptance

12,578

Students

#585

Ranking

$13,730

Tuition

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion

#10 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion is a small private college located in Marion, IN ranked 17th in Indiana. It has a total of 2,921 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 67% of applicants. Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion offers 96 different majors and is best known for its Pastoral Counseling, Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling, and Religious Music programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $27,296 per year, Indiana Wesleyan University-Marion is reasonably high-priced. 51.63% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw about $49,900 per year, which is 20% greater than the national median.

Marion, IN

https://www.indwes.edu

C+

Rating

67%

Acceptance

3,321

Students

#713

Ranking

$27,296

Tuition

Atlantic University College

#11 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Atlantic University College is a small private college located in Guaynabo, PR ranked 40th in Puerto Rico. It has a total of 1,786 full-time undergraduate students. Atlantic University College offers 11 different majors and is best known for its Computer Graphics, Web Design, and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects programs (nationally ranked 11th, 12th, and 31st respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,795 per year, Atlantic University College is quite inexpensive. 28.12% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home more or less $20,100 per year, which is 52% below the national median.

Guaynabo, PR

www.atlanticu.edu

D-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,941

Students

#2930

Ranking

$6,795

Tuition

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design

#13 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is a small for-profit art school located in Lakewood, CO ranked 32nd in Colorado. It has a total of 1,775 full-time undergraduate students. Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design offers 14 different majors and is best known for its Computer Graphics, Game and Interactive Media Design, and Illustration programs (nationally ranked 13th, 28th, and 30th respectively). With an annual tuition of $17,670 per year, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design is moderately priced. 36.36% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make close to $33,000 per year, which is 21% under the national median.

Lakewood, CO

www.rmcad.edu

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,779

Students

#1844

Ranking

$17,670

Tuition

Southern New Hampshire University

#14 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Southern New Hampshire University is a very large private business school located in Manchester, NH ranked 8th in New Hampshire. It has a total of 119,733 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting barely greater than 7/8 of applicants. Southern New Hampshire University offers 134 different majors and is best known for its Medical Informatics, Business Statistics, and Accounting and Finance programs (nationally ranked 6th, 11th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $30,756 per year, Southern New Hampshire University is reasonably high-priced. 38.43% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to make more or less $45,400 per year, which is 9% greater than the national median.

Manchester, NH

www.snhu.edu

C+

Rating

88%

Acceptance

153,883

Students

#1055

Ranking

$30,756

Tuition

Lindenwood University

#15 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Lindenwood University is a mid-sized private college located in Saint Charles, MO ranked 19th in Missouri. It has a total of 7,374 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 87.56% acceptance rate. Lindenwood University offers 161 different majors and is best known for its Non-Profit Management, Computer Graphics, and Web Design programs (nationally ranked 12th, 15th, and 20th respectively). With an annual tuition of $18,000 per year, Lindenwood University is moderately priced. 47.16% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in near $41,300 per year, which is 1% less than the national median.

Saint Charles, MO

https://www.lindenwood.edu

C+

Rating

88%

Acceptance

12,862

Students

#1045

Ranking

$18,000

Tuition

Wilmington University

#16 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Wilmington University is a large private university located in New Castle, DE ranked 3rd in Delaware. It has a total of 12,413 full-time undergraduate students. Wilmington University offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Law Studies, Behavioral Sciences, and Computer Graphics programs (nationally ranked 11th, 16th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,430 per year, Wilmington University is pretty low-priced. 46.16% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to make around $42,500 per year, which is 2% greater than the national median.

New Castle, DE

www.wilmu.edu

C

Rating

100%

Acceptance

20,268

Students

#1426

Ranking

$11,430

Tuition

College of Our Lady of the Elms

#17 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

College of Our Lady of the Elms is a small private college located in Chicopee, MA ranked 50th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 1,319 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting hardly north of three quarters of applicants. College of Our Lady of the Elms offers 51 different majors and is best known for its Computer Graphics and Speech-Language Pathology programs, which are respectively ranked 17th and 39th in the nation. With an annual tuition of $35,270 per year, College of Our Lady of the Elms is reasonably costly. 55.98% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to make about $46,200 per year, which is 11% over the national median.

Chicopee, MA

https://www.elms.edu

C+

Rating

75%

Acceptance

1,860

Students

#935

Ranking

$35,270

Tuition

Dakota State University

#18 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Dakota State University is a small public institution located in Madison, SD ranked 10th in South Dakota. It has a total of 4,330 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 77.4% of applicants. Dakota State University offers 59 different majors and is best known for its Computer Graphics, Computer and Information Systems Security, and Medical Records Administration programs (nationally ranked 18th, 34th, and 40th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,541 for in-state students and $10,611 for those from out-of-state, Dakota State University is relatively low-priced. 33.63% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home near $38,700 per year, which is 7% less than the national median.

Madison, SD

https://dsu.edu

C

Rating

77%

Acceptance

5,315

Students

#1669

Ranking

$10,611

Tuition

University of Dubuque

#19 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

University of Dubuque is a small private college located in Dubuque, IA ranked 26th in Iowa. It has a total of 2,178 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 72.69% acceptance rate. University of Dubuque offers 48 different majors and is best known for its Computer Graphics and Air Transportation programs, which are respectively ranked 19th and 35th in the US. With an annual tuition of $34,070 per year, University of Dubuque is reasonably expensive. 44% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take in more or less $39,200 per year, which is 6% under the national median.

Dubuque, IA

www.dbq.edu

C

Rating

73%

Acceptance

2,695

Students

#1344

Ranking

$34,070

Tuition

Hodges University

#20 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

Hodges University is a very small private institution located in Naples, FL ranked 74th in Florida. It has a total of 1,369 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 61.21% acceptance rate. Hodges University offers 42 different majors and is best known for its Applied Psychology, Computer Graphics, and Computer Programming programs (nationally ranked 16th, 20th, and 26th respectively). With an annual tuition of $13,800 per year, Hodges University is pretty low-priced. 33.97% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn near $37,100 per year, which is 11% less than the national median.

Naples, FL

https://www.hodges.edu

C

Rating

61%

Acceptance

1,637

Students

#1810

Ranking

$13,800

Tuition

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith

#21 Best Colleges for Computer Graphics

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is a mid-sized public associates college located in Fort Smith, AR ranked 19th in Arkansas. It has a total of 7,334 full-time undergraduate students. University of Arkansas-Fort Smith offers 76 different majors and is best known for its History Teacher Education, Computer Graphics, and Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing programs (nationally ranked 18th, 21st, and 35th respectively). With an annual tuition of $4,104 for students from Arkansas and $11,376 for those from out-of-state, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith is pretty inexpensive. 31.07% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make approximately $31,000 per year, which is 25% less than the national median.

Fort Smith, AR

uafs.edu/

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

7,365

Students

#2080

Ranking

$11,376

Tuition