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2022 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

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2,884

Graduates Per Year

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$56K

Average Salary

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#117

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

2,884

53% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

151

21% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

116

Bible Studies

2,888

117

Design and Visual Communications

2,884

118

Clinical Nutrition Services

2,881

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$33,080

3% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

158

Russian Language and Literature

$33,092

159

Design and Visual Communications

$33,080

160

Japanese Language and Literature

$32,996

Salary

Average Salary

$35,097

9% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

190

Fashion Design

$35,097

191

Design and Visual Communications

$35,097

192

Industrial and Product Design

$35,097

Professors

Bad

4/5

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

227

Pharmacology and Toxicology

228

Design and Visual Communications

229

Community Organization and Advocacy

Students

Diverse

4.1/5

11.64% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

118

Forensic Psychology

119

Design and Visual Communications

120

Natural Sciences

SUMMARY

Studying Design and Visual Communications is a valuable choice and frequently a necessary first step for undergrads desiring to pursue a career as a visual communications designer, an user experience designer, or a product designer. In fact, design and visual communications is pretty common ranking as the 117th most popular area of study. Last year, there were 2,884 design and visual communications graduates. In-state tuition for design and visual communications at private colleges is, on average, 3.8 times more pricey than their public peers.

There are 151 universities that offer design and visual communications. This number of institutions is fairly average in terms of the number of institutions which offer each degree. If you are hoping to immerse yourself with other design and visual communications students, consider looking at colleges in California which have the most students admitted to design and visual communications annually. Zooming out, the top region to study design and visual communications is in the Far West region with California State University-Chico, University of California-Davis, and San Francisco State University best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick of the best conference to study design and visual communications is the Big Twelve Conference with Iowa State University, University of Kansas, and West Virginia University representing the conference. On that topic, our choice for the best school for design and visual communications is Washington University in St Louis. You might also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The objectively best school might not actually be the best school for you. There can be a bunch of factors to think about when deciding on institution. Features such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food might definitely affect one's feelings of where to go to college. Here at authority.org, we have evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, as an example, you are interested in which design and visual communications university boasts the best campus, the answer is Rutgers University-New Brunswick. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which college boasts the finest campus, we have a whole list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through professor reviews, government databases, student reviews, and more to compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. You can explore our well researched list for the colleges with the best student life here and from that list, our choice of the university with the best student life for design and visual communications is Washington University in St Louis. Are you curious why? Keep scrolling to learn more about our top selections. Many of our decisions just might shock you.

If cost is a primary factor in your choice of where you attend college, you might consider avoiding Carnegie Mellon University. Carnegie Mellon University is our most expensive school for design and visual communications, at least regarding out of state students. We do have an entire list of the most expensive schools that might put the price tag at Carnegie Mellon University into perspective. Additionally, you may be interested to know that design and visual communications is the 159th most expensive degree in the nation, with an average associated cost of $33,100. On a broader scale, the most costly state for design and visual communications in the nation is Illinois with expenses at the primary college, Loyola University Chicago, of $44,105. To zoom out even further, the most costly region for design and visual communications is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with Syracuse University with a cost of $50,616, Carnegie Mellon University with a cost of $55,816, and Lehigh University with a cost of $54,790.

Our cheapest region for design and visual communications is the Rocky Mountains region which is represented by Metropolitan State University of Denver with a cost of $20,009, Brigham Young University-Provo with a cost of $5,790, and Utah Valley University with a cost of $15,872. In better news, the most affordable school for design and visual communications is Brigham Young University-Provo. Our full list of the most affordable colleges can be found here.

In-state students can anticipate paying about $10,400 for a degree in design and visual communications. That price balloons significantly to a median of $24,900 for an out-of-state public-school student. On that note, our pick for the university with the best value for design and visual communications: University of Notre Dame. Here you can see our comprehensive list for the colleges we believe to be the best value in general. Do know, this list is predicated on out-of-state tuition costs. A discussion of value changes when it comes to in-state tuition, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for design and visual communications majors differ a lot, but two years after graduation graduates will regularly make in the neighborhood of $56,100. There can be a lot of variation in earnings; top positions can rake in up to $96,300. Right out of college, the lowest end jobs within the design and visual communications field make $33,000, which could be worse. The highest earning grads for design and visual communications come from Lehigh University and if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of design and visual communications is on the higher end, ranking within the 70th percentile of all majors. The school with the highest composite diversity for design and visual communications is Carnegie Mellon University and here you can find our general list for the colleges with the most diversity. The overall financial diversity of the Design and Visual Communications major only ranks within the 82nd percentile compared to all other majors. Racial diversity is even less in the 65th percentile. White undergraduates make up the largest proportion, 56%, of scholars majoring in design and visual communications. Additionally, 67% of students pursuing a design and visual communications major are women.

The median ranking for design and visual communications professors is 4 stars, which is surprisingly the average for every major; this is a fine. If you are looking for the most popular design and visual communications professor in the nation, look no further than John Arthos from Indiana University-Bloomington. This may come as a shock, but the highest rated instructors for design and visual communications by student come from Indiana University-Bloomington. As we consider data other than just rankings it becomes clear that the school with the overall best instructors for design and visual communications is University of Notre Dame. You can find an explanation of our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the finest examples of instructors nationwide.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for design and visual communications is Washington University in St Louis. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a comprehensive page of the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you believe that looking at the higher education world with a lens primarily informed by superlatives could cause problems. We hope you look at some of our other pages on different colleges and explore a few of Authority's helpful background pages on useful things to look out for as you continue your college search.

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University of California-Davis

#1 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

University of California-Davis is a very large public university located in Davis, CA ranked 86th in the nation. It has a total of 32,863 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 38.87% acceptance rate. University of California-Davis offers 311 different majors and is best known for its Design and Visual Communications, Nutrition Sciences, and Biotechnology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for in-state students and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-Davis is rather costly. 80.59% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% over the national median.

Davis, CA

ucdavis.edu

A+

Rating

39%

Acceptance

40,623

Students

#86

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Washington University in St Louis

#2 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

Washington University in St Louis is a large private university located in Saint Louis, MO ranked 15th in the nation. It has a total of 8,774 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting 13.85% of applicants. Washington University in St Louis offers 291 different majors and is best known for its Anthropology, Design and Visual Communications, and Environmental Biology programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $54,250 per year, Washington University in St Louis is exceptionally costly. 88.9% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring in approximately $70,100 per year, which is 69% greater than the national median.

Saint Louis, MO

www.wustl.edu

A+

Rating

14%

Acceptance

17,794

Students

#15

Ranking

$54,250

Tuition

University of Notre Dame

#3 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

University of Notre Dame is a large private university located in Notre Dame, IN ranked 16th in the United States. It has a total of 8,803 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, with a 15.83% acceptance rate. University of Notre Dame offers 173 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Medical Studies, Theological and Ministerial Studies, and Italian Language and Literature programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,046 per year, University of Notre Dame is exceptionally expensive. 94.34% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $78,400 per year, which is 89% greater than the national median.

Notre Dame, IN

www.nd.edu

A+

Rating

16%

Acceptance

13,221

Students

#16

Ranking

$55,046

Tuition

Carnegie Mellon University

#4 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

Carnegie Mellon University is a large private university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 21st in the nation. It has a total of 7,068 full-time undergraduate students and is quite competitive, accepting hardly above 1/7 of applicants. Carnegie Mellon University offers 321 different majors and is best known for its Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Statistics, and Information Technology programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $55,816 per year, Carnegie Mellon University is extremely high-priced. 78.26% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn around $83,600 per year, which is 101% over the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.cmu.edu/

A+

Rating

15%

Acceptance

15,143

Students

#21

Ranking

$55,816

Tuition

Otis College of Art and Design

#5 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

Otis College of Art and Design is a small private art school located in Los Angeles, CA ranked 61st in California. It has a total of 1,209 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 78.17% of applicants. Otis College of Art and Design offers 12 different majors and is best known for its Digital Arts, Environmental Design, and Visual and Performing Arts programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $45,200 per year, Otis College of Art and Design is extremely costly. 63.05% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to generate more or less $44,900 per year, which is 8% over the national median.

Los Angeles, CA

www.otis.edu

B-

Rating

78%

Acceptance

1,288

Students

#599

Ranking

$45,200

Tuition

Pratt Institute-Main

#6 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

Pratt Institute-Main is a mid-sized private art school located in Brooklyn, NY ranked 206th in America. It has a total of 4,192 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 55.5% of applicants. Pratt Institute-Main offers 73 different majors and is best known for its Architectural Technology, Drawing, and Industrial and Product Design programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $51,754 per year, Pratt Institute-Main is exceptionally high-priced. 63.82% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After college, alumni go on to take home approximately $43,400 per year, which is 4% above the national median.

Brooklyn, NY

www.pratt.edu

A

Rating

56%

Acceptance

5,683

Students

#206

Ranking

$51,754

Tuition

University of California-San Diego

#7 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

University of California-San Diego is a very large public university located in La Jolla, CA ranked 66th in America. It has a total of 31,840 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, with a 31.48% acceptance rate. University of California-San Diego offers 228 different majors and is best known for its Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Global Studies, and Cognitive Science programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $11,442 for students from California and $41,196 for those from out-of-state, University of California-San Diego is quite pricey. 78.44% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $59,900 per year, which is 44% above the national median.

La Jolla, CA

www.ucsd.edu

A+

Rating

31%

Acceptance

39,811

Students

#66

Ranking

$41,196

Tuition

Lehigh University

#8 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

Lehigh University is a mid-sized private university located in Bethlehem, PA ranked 57th in the United States. It has a total of 5,289 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting 32.1% of applicants. Lehigh University offers 187 different majors and is best known for its Industrial Engineering, Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, and Managerial Economics programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,790 per year, Lehigh University is very costly. 83.47% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to make around $81,900 per year, which is 97% over the national median.

Bethlehem, PA

www.lehigh.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

7,330

Students

#57

Ranking

$54,790

Tuition

Brigham Young University-Provo

#9 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

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

The University of Texas at Austin

#10 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

The University of Texas at Austin is a very large public university located in Austin, TX ranked 81st in America. It has a total of 43,132 full-time undergraduate students and is somewhat competitive, accepting barely below 1 out of every 3 applicants. The University of Texas at Austin offers 339 different majors and is best known for its Communication Sciences and Disorders, Writing, and Accounting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,824 for students from Texas and $38,326 for those from out-of-state, The University of Texas at Austin is quite expensive. 77.77% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to earn more or less $58,200 per year, which is 40% above the national median.

Austin, TX

www.utexas.edu

A+

Rating

32%

Acceptance

55,128

Students

#81

Ranking

$38,326

Tuition

Syracuse University

#11 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

Syracuse University is a very large private university located in Syracuse, NY ranked 109th in the US. It has a total of 28,546 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 44.38% of applicants. Syracuse University offers 368 different majors and is best known for its Broadcast Journalism, Public Administration, and Photojournalism programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,210 per year, Syracuse University is very expensive. 77.41% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn close to $62,100 per year, which is 50% greater than the national median.

Syracuse, NY

https://www.syracuse.edu

A

Rating

44%

Acceptance

38,110

Students

#109

Ranking

$52,210

Tuition

University of Washington-Seattle Campus

#12 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

University of Washington-Seattle Campus is a very large public university located in Seattle, WA ranked 110th in the US. It has a total of 39,443 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 51.76% acceptance rate. University of Washington-Seattle Campus offers 687 different majors and is best known for its Informatics, Environmental Science, and Physician Assistant Studies programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $10,370 for in-state students and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Seattle Campus is quite costly. 77.21% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to make more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

Seattle, WA

www.washington.edu

A

Rating

52%

Acceptance

56,315

Students

#110

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

#13 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

North Carolina State University at Raleigh is a very large public university located in Raleigh, NC ranked 134th in the nation. It has a total of 28,147 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 45.13% of applicants. North Carolina State University at Raleigh offers 294 different majors and is best known for its Animal Sciences, Forestry, and Botany programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $6,535 for students from North Carolina and $26,654 for those from out-of-state, North Carolina State University at Raleigh is somewhat moderately high-priced. 73.33% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $52,500 per year, which is 26% over the national median.

Raleigh, NC

www.ncsu.edu

A

Rating

45%

Acceptance

39,822

Students

#134

Ranking

$26,654

Tuition

California State University-Chico

#14 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

California State University-Chico is a large public college located in Chico, CA ranked 70th in California. It has a total of 18,053 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 72.33% acceptance rate. California State University-Chico offers 111 different majors and is best known for its Construction Engineering Technology, Game and Interactive Media Design, and Agriculture programs (nationally ranked 7th, 10th, and 12th respectively). With an annual tuition of $5,742 for students from California and $17,622 for those from out-of-state, California State University-Chico is reasonably priced. 66.19% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to bring home about $48,100 per year, which is 16% over the national median.

Chico, CA

www.csuchico.edu

C+

Rating

72%

Acceptance

19,323

Students

#699

Ranking

$17,622

Tuition

Purdue University-Main Campus

#15 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

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

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

#16 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

Rutgers University-New Brunswick is a very large public university located in New Brunswick, NJ ranked 144th in the US. It has a total of 40,836 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 61.22% of applicants. Rutgers University-New Brunswick offers 374 different majors and is best known for its Human Resources, Social Work, and Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,230 for in-state students and $29,012 for those from out-of-state, Rutgers University-New Brunswick is somewhat moderately expensive. 72.03% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring in more or less $57,900 per year, which is 39% greater than the national median.

New Brunswick, NJ

https://newbrunswick.rutgers.edu

A

Rating

61%

Acceptance

57,162

Students

#144

Ranking

$29,012

Tuition

University of Kansas

#17 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

University of Kansas is a very large public university located in Lawrence, KS ranked 3rd in Kansas. It has a total of 21,107 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 93.1% of applicants. University of Kansas offers 369 different majors and is best known for its German Studies, Physical Education, and Behavioral Sciences programs (nationally ranked 5th, 6th, and 7th respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,092 for students from Kansas and $26,960 for those from out-of-state, University of Kansas is reasonably high-priced. 55.48% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to take home around $48,800 per year, which is 17% over the national median.

Lawrence, KS

https://ku.edu

B-

Rating

93%

Acceptance

31,088

Students

#563

Ranking

$26,960

Tuition

Texas Christian University

#18 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

Texas Christian University is a large private university located in Fort Worth, TX ranked 119th in America. It has a total of 9,780 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 47.12% of applicants. Texas Christian University offers 199 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Analysis, Entrepreneurship, and Fashion Merchandising programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,160 per year, Texas Christian University is very pricey. 77.26% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to bring home approximately $52,800 per year, which is 27% greater than the national median.

Fort Worth, TX

www.tcu.edu/

A

Rating

47%

Acceptance

11,499

Students

#119

Ranking

$49,160

Tuition

University of Delaware

#19 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

University of Delaware is a very large public university located in Newark, DE ranked 159th in the US. It has a total of 21,190 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 71.36% of applicants. University of Delaware offers 235 different majors and is best known for its Educational Administration and Supervision, Pre-Veterinary Studies, and History Teacher Education programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,730 for in-state students and $34,160 for those from out-of-state, University of Delaware is somewhat moderately costly. 78.43% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to draw roughly $57,000 per year, which is 37% above the national median.

Newark, DE

www.udel.edu/

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

25,885

Students

#159

Ranking

$34,160

Tuition

Savannah College of Art and Design

#20 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

Savannah College of Art and Design is a large private art school located in Savannah, GA ranked 10th in Georgia. It has a total of 12,966 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.91% of applicants. Savannah College of Art and Design offers 64 different majors and is best known for its Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, Illustration, and Apparel and Textiles programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $37,575 per year, Savannah College of Art and Design is rather costly. 60% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make about $36,400 per year, which is 12% below the national median.

Savannah, GA

www.scad.edu

B-

Rating

96%

Acceptance

16,065

Students

#543

Ranking

$37,575

Tuition

Auburn University

#21 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

Auburn University is a very large public university located in Auburn, AL ranked 293rd in the United States. It has a total of 25,795 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 80.67% acceptance rate. Auburn University offers 242 different majors and is best known for its Exercise Physiology, Architectural Engineering, and Technical Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $9,816 for in-state students and $29,448 for those from out-of-state, Auburn University is somewhat moderately high-priced. 70.58% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring home near $48,800 per year, which is 17% above the national median.

Auburn, AL

www.auburn.edu

A-

Rating

81%

Acceptance

32,442

Students

#293

Ranking

$29,448

Tuition

University of Dayton

#22 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

University of Dayton is a large private university located in Dayton, OH ranked 192nd in the US. It has a total of 8,911 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 72.03% of applicants. University of Dayton offers 159 different majors and is best known for its Pre-Dentistry Studies, Pre-Physical Therapy Studies, and Environmental Biology programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,100 per year, University of Dayton is quite pricey. 75.62% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the workforce. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn about $55,100 per year, which is 33% over the national median.

Dayton, OH

https://udayton.edu

A

Rating

72%

Acceptance

13,417

Students

#192

Ranking

$44,100

Tuition

University of San Francisco

#23 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

University of San Francisco is a large private university located in San Francisco, CA ranked 173rd in the nation. It has a total of 7,393 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 64.42% of applicants. University of San Francisco offers 120 different majors and is best known for its Entrepreneurship, Advertising, and Design and Visual Communications programs (nationally ranked 5th, 17th, and 23rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,740 per year, University of San Francisco is exceptionally pricey. 67.27% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn about $62,300 per year, which is 50% above the national median.

San Francisco, CA

https://www.usfca.edu

A

Rating

64%

Acceptance

12,388

Students

#173

Ranking

$49,740

Tuition

Farmingdale State College

#24 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

Farmingdale State College is a mid-sized public college located in Farmingdale, NY ranked 89th in New York. It has a total of 12,774 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 54.89% acceptance rate. Farmingdale State College offers 60 different majors and is best known for its Science, Technology and Society, Computer Programming, and Electrical Engineering Technologies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $7,070 for students from New York and $16,980 for those from out-of-state, Farmingdale State College is moderately priced. 39.55% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to make near $51,700 per year, which is 24% greater than the national median.

Farmingdale, NY

www.farmingdale.edu/

C+

Rating

55%

Acceptance

12,831

Students

#793

Ranking

$16,980

Tuition

Robert Morris University

#25 Best Colleges for Design and Visual Communications

Robert Morris University is a small private institution located in Moon Township, PA ranked 47th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 4,375 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.45% of applicants. Robert Morris University offers 70 different majors and is best known for its Nuclear Medical Technology, Manufacturing Engineering, and Computer Systems Analysis programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 6th, and 6th respectively). With an annual tuition of $29,930 per year, Robert Morris University is reasonably costly. 55.31% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to generate approximately $47,700 per year, which is 15% above the national median.

Moon Township, PA

www.rmu.edu

B-

Rating

84%

Acceptance

5,514

Students

#612

Ranking

$29,930

Tuition