Best Colleges for Illustration

2,000

Graduates Per Year

$49K

Average Salary

#152

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Somewhat Popular

2,000

68% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

63

67% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

151

English Teacher Education

2,006

152

Illustration

2,000

153

Fashion Design

1,917

Cost

Somewhat Expensive

$37,533

17% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

115

Finance

$37,699

116

Illustration

$37,533

117

Human Resources

$37,290

Salary

Average Salary

$35,097

9% NATIONAL AVG

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

187

Agriculture

$35,101

188

Illustration

$35,097

189

Interior Design

$35,097

Professors

Good

4.2/5

5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

103

Forestry

104

Illustration

105

Drawing

Students

Very Diverse

4.2/5

15.42% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

76

Philosophy

77

Illustration

78

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SUMMARY

Majoring in Illustration is a valuable choice and typically a requisite first step for pupils endeavoring to enter a career as a logo creator, a product illustrator, or a comic book artist. Interestingly, illustration is an uncommon major being the 152nd most popular area of study. Last year, there were 2,000 illustration graduates. In-state tuition for illustration at private institutions is, on average, 3.5 times more expensive than their public counterparts.

With just 63 institutions having programs for this degree there might be limited options as to the institutions you can choose from. If you are looking to surround yourself with other illustration undergraduates, consider looking at institutions in New York which have more students admitted to illustration than any other state. More generally, the best region to get a degree in illustration is in the Mid East region with Maryland Institute College of Art, Pratt Institute-Main, and School of Visual Arts best representing the region. Interestingly, our pick for the top conference to major in illustration is the Atlantic 10 Conference with Virginia Commonwealth University representing the conference. From our list of the best colleges, our choice for the best college for illustration is Rhode Island School of Design.

The objectively best school does not have to be the 'best' school for every student. There can be many more angels to think about when choosing college. External stuff like campus amenities, transportation services, and food might affect your thoughts on which college to attend. Here at authority.org, we have weighed the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you are intrigued by which illustration college has the top campus, the answer is Syracuse University. If, for example, you are very interested in which university has the top campus, we have a whole page dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through student reviews, government databases, professor reviews, and more to compare every major in an unbiased and informative way. Here you can find our well researched list for the schools with the best student life and from that list, our selection of the school with the best student life for illustration is Rhode Island School of Design. Curious why? Continue reading to find out more about our top selections. Many of our conclusions might surprise you.

If expense is a primary influence in your decisions, you might be cautious about Syracuse University. Syracuse University is our most expensive college for illustration, at least for out of state students. That being said, we have an entire list of the most expensive colleges that could put the cost at Syracuse University into perspective. Additionally, you may want to know that illustration is the 116th most expensive degree in the US, with an average bill of $37,500. To zoom out a little, the most expensive state for illustration in the country is Rhode Island with expenses at the main college, Rhode Island School of Design, of $51,800. Even more broadly, the most costly region for illustration is the Mid East region which is best demonstrated with The New School with a cost of $49,770, Pratt Institute-Main with a cost of $51,754, and Syracuse University with a cost of $50,616.

Our cheapest region for illustration 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. In better news, the most affordable university for illustration is Brigham Young University-Provo. Authority's entire list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state learners can anticipate paying about $11,600 for a degree in illustration. That price increases dramatically to an average of $25,300 for an out-of-state public-school undergraduate. On that note, our selection for the school with the best value for illustration: Syracuse University. Through this link you will find our comprehensive list of the schools we believe to be the best value overall. Do know, this idea is predicated on being an out-of-state student. A discussion of value changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, as such, we are using out-of-state tuition as the baseline.

Earnings for illustration students range widely, but within two years leaving college students will often earn in the neighborhood of $48,900. There can be a lot of variation in earnings potential; highest paid earners can bring in up to $89,800. Right out of school, the minimum earning jobs within the illustration field make $27,100, which could be worse. The top earning grads from illustration attended Syracuse University and if you are looking for universities with all of the highest earning graduates, Authority has that too.

The overall diversity of illustration ranks pretty high, coming in the 81st percentile of all programs. The school with the most composite diversity for illustration is The New School and here you can find our general list of the schools which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Illustration major ranks only within the 32nd percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, in the 79th percentile. White students compose the largest proportion, 52%, of those majoring in illustration. Additionally, 78% of scholars seeking an illustration degree are women.

The median ranking of illustration's professors is 4.2 stars, a rating that is 5% above the median score for every major; which is a good score. If you want the most popular illustration instructor in the country, consider looking up Oliver Sin at Academy of Art University. It might come as a surprise, but the highest ranked illustration professors from student rankings come from Academy of Art University. If we including data beyond just rankings we find that the university with comprehensively the best professors for illustration is College for Creative Studies. One will find more detail on our ever evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, along with some of the best professors nationwide.

Finally, the hardest college to get into for illustration is Rhode Island School of Design. While we do not necessarily see the value in it, we have an extensive list for the hardest colleges to get into. That being said, we do hope you understand that approaching college with context only informed by superlatives could cause problems. We hope you read our more focused pages on different topics and explore some of our background articles on essential things to look for as your university search continues.

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Savannah College of Art and Design

#1 Best Colleges for Illustration

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

School of Visual Arts

#2 Best Colleges for Illustration

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

Maryland Institute College of Art

#3 Best Colleges for Illustration

Maryland Institute College of Art is a small private art school located in Baltimore, MD ranked 223rd in the United States. It has a total of 2,139 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 63.89% of applicants. Maryland Institute College of Art offers 42 different majors and is best known for its Graphic Design, Multimedia Art, and Painting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $48,510 per year, Maryland Institute College of Art is very high-priced. 65.79% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take home near $37,300 per year, which is 10% below the national median.

Baltimore, MD

www.mica.edu

A

Rating

64%

Acceptance

2,589

Students

#223

Ranking

$48,510

Tuition

Art Center College of Design

#4 Best Colleges for Illustration

Art Center College of Design is a small private art school located in Pasadena, CA ranked 43rd in California. It has a total of 2,699 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting a little over seven in ten applicants. Art Center College of Design offers 18 different majors and is best known for its Graphic Design, Illustration, and Photography programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 4th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,272 per year, Art Center College of Design is quite expensive. 65.07% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to bring home about $53,600 per year, which is 29% greater than the national median.

Pasadena, CA

www.artcenter.edu

B+

Rating

71%

Acceptance

2,970

Students

#364

Ranking

$44,272

Tuition

Rhode Island School of Design

#5 Best Colleges for Illustration

Rhode Island School of Design is a small private art school located in Providence, RI ranked 77th in the US. It has a total of 2,049 full-time undergraduate students and is relatively competitive, accepting 25.76% of applicants. Rhode Island School of Design offers 33 different majors and is best known for its Systems Science and Theory, Painting, and Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $51,800 per year, Rhode Island School of Design is exceptionally high-priced. 85% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor force. Open graduating, alumni go on to earn close to $51,100 per year, which is 23% over the national median.

Providence, RI

www.risd.edu

A+

Rating

26%

Acceptance

2,542

Students

#77

Ranking

$51,800

Tuition

Ringling College of Art and Design

#6 Best Colleges for Illustration

Ringling College of Art and Design is a small private art school located in Sarasota, FL ranked 14th in Florida. It has a total of 1,570 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 63.86% of applicants. Ringling College of Art and Design offers 11 different majors and is best known for its Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects, Illustration, and Photography programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 6th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $43,710 per year, Ringling College of Art and Design is rather costly. 65.31% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn about $33,200 per year, which is 20% under the national median.

Sarasota, FL

https://www.ringling.edu

B+

Rating

64%

Acceptance

1,570

Students

#369

Ranking

$43,710

Tuition

Minneapolis College of Art and Design

#7 Best Colleges for Illustration

Minneapolis College of Art and Design is a very small private art school located in Minneapolis, MN ranked 11th in Minnesota. It has a total of 786 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting something like 4/7ths of applicants. Minneapolis College of Art and Design offers 18 different majors and is best known for its Printmaking, Illustration, and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 11th respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,946 per year, Minneapolis College of Art and Design is rather high-priced. 62.4% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to draw around $35,400 per year, which is 15% under the national median.

Minneapolis, MN

MCAD.EDU

B

Rating

59%

Acceptance

909

Students

#524

Ranking

$39,946

Tuition

Moore College of Art and Design

#8 Best Colleges for Illustration

Moore College of Art and Design is a very small private art school located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 43rd in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 384 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 46.99% of applicants. Moore College of Art and Design offers 15 different majors and is best known for its Fashion Design, Illustration, and Digital Arts programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 8th, and 10th respectively). With an annual tuition of $41,654 per year, Moore College of Art and Design is rather costly. 61.87% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to take home around $33,300 per year, which is 20% under the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

www.moore.edu

B-

Rating

47%

Acceptance

422

Students

#569

Ranking

$41,654

Tuition

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

#9 Best Colleges for Illustration

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is a small public art school located in Boston, MA ranked 28th in Massachusetts. It has a total of 2,293 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 57.82% acceptance rate. Massachusetts College of Art and Design offers 31 different majors and is best known for its Art Teacher Education, Environmental Design, and Printmaking programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $1,030 for students from Massachusetts and $25,730 for those from out-of-state, Massachusetts College of Art and Design is somewhat moderately expensive. 72.5% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home roughly $36,200 per year, which is 13% below the national median.

Boston, MA

www.massart.edu

A-

Rating

58%

Acceptance

2,495

Students

#308

Ranking

$25,730

Tuition

College for Creative Studies

#10 Best Colleges for Illustration

College for Creative Studies is a small private art school located in Detroit, MI ranked 5th in Michigan. It has a total of 1,500 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 43.78% acceptance rate. College for Creative Studies offers 15 different majors and is best known for its Industrial and Product Design, Commercial and Advertising Art, and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $44,400 per year, College for Creative Studies is rather expensive. 57.91% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to generate around $44,100 per year, which is 6% over the national median.

Detroit, MI

https://www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu

A-

Rating

44%

Acceptance

1,568

Students

#300

Ranking

$44,400

Tuition

Pratt Institute-Main

#11 Best Colleges for Illustration

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

Fashion Institute of Technology

#12 Best Colleges for Illustration

Fashion Institute of Technology is a mid-sized public college located in New York, NY ranked 196th in the United States. It has a total of 9,832 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 53.89% of applicants. Fashion Institute of Technology offers 49 different majors and is best known for its Fashion Merchandising, Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, and Advertising programs, which are all nationally ranked 1st. With an annual tuition of $5,190 for in-state students and $15,570 for those from out-of-state, Fashion Institute of Technology is moderately priced. 68.35% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to make roughly $48,900 per year, which is 18% over the national median.

New York, NY

www.fitnyc.edu

A

Rating

54%

Acceptance

10,065

Students

#196

Ranking

$15,570

Tuition

The New School

#13 Best Colleges for Illustration

The New School is a large private university located in New York, NY ranked 180th in the nation. It has a total of 9,104 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 57.34% acceptance rate. The New School offers 113 different majors and is best known for its Fine and Studio Arts Management, Fashion Design, and Web Design programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $49,778 per year, The New School is very high-priced. 60.27% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to generate approximately $44,500 per year, which is 7% over the national median.

New York, NY

https://www.newschool.edu/

A

Rating

57%

Acceptance

12,497

Students

#180

Ranking

$49,778

Tuition

Syracuse University

#14 Best Colleges for Illustration

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

Kansas City Art Institute

#15 Best Colleges for Illustration

Kansas City Art Institute is a very small private art school located in Kansas City, MO ranked 14th in Missouri. It has a total of 689 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting hardly over five ninths of applicants. Kansas City Art Institute offers 13 different majors and is best known for its Ceramics, Sculpture, and Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $38,700 per year, Kansas City Art Institute is quite high-priced. 57.67% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn approximately $31,200 per year, which is 25% below the national median.

Kansas City, MO

www.kcai.edu

C+

Rating

57%

Acceptance

689

Students

#724

Ranking

$38,700

Tuition

California College of the Arts

#16 Best Colleges for Illustration

California College of the Arts is a small private art school located in San Francisco, CA ranked 50th in California. It has a total of 1,655 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting just less than six in seven applicants. California College of the Arts offers 33 different majors and is best known for its Industrial and Product Design, Multimedia Art, and Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects programs (nationally ranked 5th, 6th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,592 per year, California College of the Arts is exceptionally high-priced. 57.53% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take home more or less $37,200 per year, which is 10% below the national median.

San Francisco, CA

www.cca.edu

B

Rating

85%

Acceptance

2,136

Students

#484

Ranking

$50,592

Tuition

The University of the Arts

#17 Best Colleges for Illustration

The University of the Arts is a small private art school located in Philadelphia, PA ranked 35th in Pennsylvania. It has a total of 1,786 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 73.34% acceptance rate. The University of the Arts offers 41 different majors and is best known for its Dance, Musical Theatre, and Directing and Theatrical Production programs (nationally ranked 1st, 1st, and 2nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $46,530 per year, The University of the Arts is extremely expensive. 65.86% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to make around $32,600 per year, which is 22% less than the national median.

Philadelphia, PA

https://www.uarts.edu

B

Rating

73%

Acceptance

2,080

Students

#460

Ranking

$46,530

Tuition

Virginia Commonwealth University

#18 Best Colleges for Illustration

Virginia Commonwealth University is a very large public university located in Richmond, VA ranked 18th in Virginia. It has a total of 25,706 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 87.14% of applicants. Virginia Commonwealth University offers 227 different majors and is best known for its Health Teacher Education, Sculpture, and Painting programs (nationally ranked 1st, 3rd, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $12,094 for in-state students and $32,742 for those from out-of-state, Virginia Commonwealth University is reasonably costly. 60.91% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, employment. After college, alumni go on to make approximately $44,000 per year, which is 6% above the national median.

Richmond, VA

https://www.vcu.edu/

B-

Rating

87%

Acceptance

33,462

Students

#580

Ranking

$32,742

Tuition

Rochester Institute of Technology

#19 Best Colleges for Illustration

Rochester Institute of Technology is a large private institution located in Rochester, NY ranked 190th in the US. It has a total of 15,118 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting close to 7 in every 10 applicants. Rochester Institute of Technology offers 201 different majors and is best known for its Mechanical Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technologies, and Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications programs, which are all nationally ranked 2nd. With an annual tuition of $45,244 per year, Rochester Institute of Technology is exceptionally costly. 62.58% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home near $62,400 per year, which is 50% above the national median.

Rochester, NY

www.rit.edu/

A

Rating

71%

Acceptance

18,660

Students

#190

Ranking

$45,244

Tuition

Brigham Young University-Provo

#20 Best Colleges for Illustration

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

John Brown University

#21 Best Colleges for Illustration

John Brown University is a small private college located in Siloam Springs, AR ranked 4th in Arkansas. It has a total of 2,078 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting nearly three out of four applicants. John Brown University offers 65 different majors and is best known for its Family and Community Services, Pastoral Counseling, and Illustration programs (nationally ranked 5th, 7th, and 21st respectively). With an annual tuition of $26,458 per year, John Brown University is reasonably high-priced. 60.97% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, joining the workforce. Open graduating, alumni go on to take home near $45,800 per year, which is 10% above the national median.

Siloam Springs, AR

www.jbu.edu

B

Rating

76%

Acceptance

2,830

Students

#483

Ranking

$26,458

Tuition

University of Hartford

#22 Best Colleges for Illustration

University of Hartford is a mid-sized private university located in West Hartford, CT ranked 14th in Connecticut. It has a total of 6,248 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 76.35% of applicants. University of Hartford offers 141 different majors and is best known for its Ceramics, Electromechanical Instrumentation and Maintenance Technologies, and Sales and Merchandising programs (nationally ranked 6th, 7th, and 13th respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,220 per year, University of Hartford is quite high-priced. 52.22% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, working. After graduation, alumni go on to draw about $47,800 per year, which is 15% over the national median.

West Hartford, CT

www.hartford.edu

C+

Rating

76%

Acceptance

8,861

Students

#670

Ranking

$39,220

Tuition

University of New Haven

#23 Best Colleges for Illustration

University of New Haven is a mid-sized private institution located in West Haven, CT ranked 11th in Connecticut. It has a total of 5,376 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 82.99% acceptance rate. University of New Haven offers 159 different majors and is best known for its Fire Protection, Criminal Justice, and Drawing programs (nationally ranked 1st, 2nd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,000 per year, University of New Haven is quite pricey. 59.34% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make near $52,100 per year, which is 25% greater than the national median.

West Haven, CT

www.newhaven.edu

B

Rating

83%

Acceptance

7,634

Students

#479

Ranking

$39,000

Tuition

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

#24 Best Colleges for Illustration

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design is a very small private art school located in Milwaukee, WI ranked 21st in Wisconsin. It has a total of 768 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 67.99% acceptance rate. Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design offers 5 different majors and is best known for its Interior Architecture, Illustration, and Industrial and Product Design programs (nationally ranked 19th, 24th, and 42nd respectively). With an annual tuition of $37,030 per year, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design is quite costly. 48.01% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing college, alumni go on to make near $33,300 per year, which is 20% under the national median.

Milwaukee, WI

www.miad.edu

C+

Rating

68%

Acceptance

768

Students

#1092

Ranking

$37,030

Tuition

Montserrat College of Art

#25 Best Colleges for Illustration

Montserrat College of Art is a very small private art school located in Beverly, MA ranked 52nd in Massachusetts. It has a total of 370 full-time undergraduate students. Montserrat College of Art offers 11 different majors and is best known for its Sculpture, Painting, and Illustration programs (nationally ranked 15th, 21st, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $32,850 per year, Montserrat College of Art is reasonably costly. 52.98% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to earn near $26,500 per year, which is 36% below the national median.

Beverly, MA

https://www.montserrat.edu/

C+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

370

Students

#956

Ranking

$32,850

Tuition