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2022 Best Colleges for Web Design

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1,227

Graduates Per Year

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$71K

Average Salary

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#193

Most Popular Major

Popularity

Average Popularity

1,227

80% NATIONAL AVG

Diplomas Received Last Year

119

38% NATIONAL AVG

Colleges Offering this Degree

Most Popular Degrees

192

Health Teacher Education

1,250

193

Web Design

1,227

194

Photography

1,219

Cost

Affordable

$19,260

40% NATIONAL AVG

Median Degree Cost

Most Expensive Degrees

353

Technical Teacher Education

$19,338

354

Web Design

$19,260

Salary

Average Salary

$38,719

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

Average Salary

131

Computer Graphics

$38,719

132

Web Design

$38,719

133

Computer Software and Media Applications

$38,719

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TOP

10

Professors

Very Good

4.7/5

17.5% NATIONAL AVG

Median Student Rating

Highest Student Rated Professors

8

Web Design

9

Emergency Medical Technology

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TOP

25

Students

Very Diverse

4.5/5

22.34% NATIONAL AVG

Student Diversity Index

Most Diverse

17

Biology

18

Web Design

19

Mathematics and Computer Science

SUMMARY

Studying Web Design is a valuable choice and naturally a critical first step for undergraduates planning to pursue a career as a web developer, a web application developer, or a web graphic designer. Interestingly, web design is a ​unique degree coming in at the 193rd most popular major. Last academic year alone, there were 1,227 web design graduates. In-state tuition for web design at private schools is, on average, 2.9 times more spendy than their public fellows.

With only 119 schools having programs for this degree you might have a smaller selection of institutions that will have an option for you. If you're hoping to surround yourself with other web design undergraduates, look at schools in New York which have the most undergrads admitted to web design annually. More generally, the best region to major in web design is in the Mid East region with The New School, School of Visual Arts, and Duquesne University best representing the region. Interestingly, our selection of the top conference to major in web design is the Pacific-12 Conference with University of Arizona representing the conference. That said, our selection for the best school for web design is Santa Clara University. You may also want to check out our list of the best colleges.

The objectively best school does not mean it is the 'best' school for every student. There can be a bunch more factors to think about when deciding on school. Things such as campus amenities, transportation services, and food could refashion your decision of where to go to university. Here at authority.org, we evaluated the pros and cons for you. If, for example, you want to know which web design school is home to the best campus, the answer is School of Visual Arts. If, for example, you are mostly interested in which school is home to the best campus, we have an entire list dedicated to that. We have carefully pored through government databases, professor reviews, student reviews, and more so we can compare each major in an unbiased and informative way. You can find our comprehensive list for the colleges with the best student life here and from that list, our selection of the university with the best student life for web design is Duquesne University. Are you curious why? Continue reading to learn more about our top choices. Some of our decisions just might surprise you.

If price is a primary factor in your choice of where you attend school, you might be cautious about Santa Clara University. Santa Clara University is our most expensive school for web design, at least for out of state students. We do have an entire list of the most expensive universities that might put the price tag of Santa Clara University into perspective. You could also be interested to know that web design is the 354th most expensive major in the US, with an average associated cost of $19,300. To zoom out a little, the most costly state for web design in the country is Massachusetts with tuition and fees at the primary university, Hampshire College, of $50,030. Even more broadly, the most expensive region of the country for web design is unfortunately unavailable due to missing data.

Our cheapest region for web design is the Great Lakes region which is represented by Baker College with a cost of $9,720, Franklin University with a cost of $9,552, and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a cost of $15,402. More optimistically, the most affordable school for web design is Brigham Young University-Idaho. Authority's entire list of the most affordable universities can be explored here.

In-state students can anticipate paying about $9,200 for a degree in web design. That price balloons by a lot to a median of $21,800 for an out-of-state public-school student. As such, you might be interested in our choice for the school representing the best value for web design: Santa Clara University. Here you will find our comprehensive list of the universities we believe to be the best value in general. That being said, this discussion is predicated on being an out-of-state student. The value proposition changes when in-state tuition costs are considered, but we do not know in which states any one student has residency.

Earnings for web design students can cover a wide range, but two years after completing the major students will often earn around $71,200. While there can be a lot of variation in earnings potential; top positions can experience pay up to $107,000. Straight out of school, the lowest end jobs within the web design field earn $47,200, which could be worse. The top earning grads for web design graduated from Santa Clara University and if you are looking for colleges with all of the highest earning graduates, we have that too.

The prevailing diversity of web design ranks very highly, being within the 96th percentile of majors nationally. The college with the most composite diversity for web design is Academy of Art University and here you can find our comprehensive list of the colleges which have the most diversity. The financial diversity of the Web Design major only is within the 77th percentile of all majors. Racial diversity is greater than financial diversity, ranking in the 92nd percentile. Students who are not white, black, latino, or asian make up the largest proportion at 38% of scholars studying web design. Additionally, 59% of undergraduates pursuing a web design major are women.

The median ranking of web design professors is 4.7 stars, a ranking that is 17% greater than the average score for every major; which is a remarkably good ranking. If you are interested in the most popular web design professor nationally, take a look at Jason Roberts at Cosumnes River College. This may come as a shock, but the highest rated professors of web design from student rankings come from Cosumnes River College. If we consider data beyond just rankings it becomes clear that the university possessing comprehensively the best instructors for web design is Santa Clara University. You can find an explanation of our evolving ranking methodology for the best overall professors here, as well as many of the top examples of instructors in the U.S.

Finally, the most difficult college to get into for web design is Hampshire College. While we are unsure why you would be interested, we do have a comprehensive list of the hardest colleges to get into. Although, we do hope you believe that considering university with a perspective mainly shaped by superlatives might create problems. We hope you read our other pages on individual schools and peruse a couple of our informative background pages on useful details to look for as your university search develops.

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School of Visual Arts

#1 Best Colleges for Web Design

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

The New School

#2 Best Colleges for Web Design

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

Beacon College

#3 Best Colleges for Web Design

Beacon College is a very small private liberal arts college located in Leesburg, FL ranked 10th in Florida. It has a total of 425 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting slightly over half of applicants. Beacon College offers 17 different majors and is best known for its Web Design, Human Services, and Computer Software and Media Applications programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 7th, and 16th respectively). With an annual tuition of $40,580 per year, Beacon College is rather pricey. 56.41% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, working.

Leesburg, FL

https://www.beaconcollege.edu

B+

Rating

51%

Acceptance

425

Students

#324

Ranking

$40,580

Tuition

Santa Clara University

#4 Best Colleges for Web Design

Santa Clara University is a mid-sized private institution located in Santa Clara, CA ranked 87th in America. It has a total of 5,797 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 48.82% of applicants. Santa Clara University offers 93 different majors and is best known for its Accounting and Business Management, Web Design, and Ethnic Studies programs (nationally ranked 4th, 4th, and 5th respectively). With an annual tuition of $52,998 per year, Santa Clara University is very high-priced. 82.27% of students graduate moving on to the next phase of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to draw about $72,600 per year, which is 75% above the national median.

Santa Clara, CA

www.scu.edu

A+

Rating

49%

Acceptance

9,423

Students

#87

Ranking

$52,998

Tuition

Hampshire College

#5 Best Colleges for Web Design

Hampshire College is a very small private liberal arts college located in Amherst, MA ranked 154th in the nation. It has a total of 1,233 full-time undergraduate students and is highly competitive, accepting 1.97% of applicants. Hampshire College offers 67 different majors and is best known for its Web Design, Computer Software and Media Applications, and Creative Writing programs (nationally ranked 5th, 17th, and 24th respectively). With an annual tuition of $50,030 per year, Hampshire College is extremely pricey. 66.79% of students graduate starting the next phase of their lives, working. Open graduating, alumni go on to generate more or less $34,500 per year, which is 17% less than the national median.

Amherst, MA

www.hampshire.edu

A

Rating

2%

Acceptance

1,233

Students

#154

Ranking

$50,030

Tuition

University of Arizona

#6 Best Colleges for Web Design

University of Arizona is a very large public university located in Tucson, AZ ranked 2nd in Arizona. It has a total of 37,332 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 84.59% acceptance rate. University of Arizona offers 494 different majors and is best known for its Homeland Security, Physiology, and Pre-Veterinary Studies programs (nationally ranked 2nd, 3rd, and 3rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $11,299 for students from Arizona and $35,326 for those from out-of-state, University of Arizona is reasonably costly. 57.09% of students graduate moving on to the next stage of their lives, working. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to take in about $47,300 per year, which is 14% over the national median.

Tucson, AZ

https://www.arizona.edu

B+

Rating

85%

Acceptance

48,653

Students

#359

Ranking

$35,326

Tuition

University of Washington-Bothell Campus

#7 Best Colleges for Web Design

University of Washington-Bothell Campus is a mid-sized public university located in Bothell, WA ranked 243rd in America. It has a total of 6,501 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting 74.14% of applicants. University of Washington-Bothell Campus offers 52 different majors and is best known for its Web Design, Science, Technology and Society, and Humanities programs (nationally ranked 7th, 20th, and 23rd respectively). With an annual tuition of $10,370 for students from Washington and $37,071 for those from out-of-state, University of Washington-Bothell Campus is quite pricey. 77.21% of students graduate beginning the next chapter of their lives, employment. After finishing college, alumni go on to take home more or less $57,700 per year, which is 39% over the national median.

Bothell, WA

www.uwb.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

7,188

Students

#243

Ranking

$37,071

Tuition

Duquesne University

#8 Best Colleges for Web Design

Duquesne University is a mid-sized private university located in Pittsburgh, PA ranked 254th in the nation. It has a total of 6,503 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, accepting in the neighborhood of 75% of applicants. Duquesne University offers 191 different majors and is best known for its Physician Assistant Studies, Physical Therapy, and Web Design programs (nationally ranked 3rd, 7th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $39,992 per year, Duquesne University is rather expensive. 77.23% of students graduate moving on to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in more or less $58,500 per year, which is 41% greater than the national median.

Pittsburgh, PA

www.duq.edu

A-

Rating

74%

Acceptance

10,319

Students

#254

Ranking

$39,992

Tuition

CUNY Brooklyn College

#9 Best Colleges for Web Design

CUNY Brooklyn College is a large public college located in Brooklyn, NY ranked 72nd in New York. It has a total of 17,956 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 44.99% acceptance rate. CUNY Brooklyn College offers 211 different majors and is best known for its English Teacher Education, Social Studies Teacher Education, and Web Design programs (nationally ranked 5th, 8th, and 9th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,930 for students from New York and $14,880 for those from out-of-state, CUNY Brooklyn College is moderately priced. 45.78% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, employment. After graduation, alumni go on to earn more or less $43,900 per year, which is 6% above the national median.

Brooklyn, NY

www.brooklyn.cuny.edu

B

Rating

45%

Acceptance

21,856

Students

#539

Ranking

$14,880

Tuition

Atlantic University College

#12 Best Colleges for Web Design

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

Neumont College of Computer Science

#13 Best Colleges for Web Design

Neumont College of Computer Science is a very small for-profit university located in Salt Lake City, UT ranked 4th in Utah. It has a total of 532 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting about nine tenths of applicants. Neumont College of Computer Science offers 7 different majors and is best known for its Network and System Administration, Web Design, and Computer Programming programs (nationally ranked 4th, 13th, and 15th respectively). With an annual tuition of $22,950 per year, Neumont College of Computer Science is reasonably pricey. 46.04% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to take in approximately $69,400 per year, which is 67% greater than the national median.

Salt Lake City, UT

www.neumont.edu

C

Rating

91%

Acceptance

532

Students

#1348

Ranking

$22,950

Tuition

Eastern Washington University

#14 Best Colleges for Web Design

Eastern Washington University is a large public institution located in Cheney, WA ranked 22nd in Washington. It has a total of 13,910 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.7% of applicants. Eastern Washington University offers 144 different majors and is best known for its Developmental and Child Psychology, Web Design, and Teaching English as a Second Language programs (nationally ranked 12th, 14th, and 18th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,543 for students from Washington and $24,074 for those from out-of-state, Eastern Washington University is reasonably costly. 53.27% of students graduate ready to the next chapter of their lives, joining the labor force. After finishing college, alumni go on to make about $43,100 per year, which is 4% greater than the national median.

Cheney, WA

www.ewu.edu

C+

Rating

96%

Acceptance

15,961

Students

#1171

Ranking

$24,074

Tuition

AI Miami International University of Art and Design

#16 Best Colleges for Web Design

AI Miami International University of Art and Design is a small for-profit art school located in Miami, FL ranked 85th in Florida. It has a total of 1,716 full-time undergraduate students. AI Miami International University of Art and Design offers 23 different majors and is best known for its Web Design, Recording Arts Technology, and Multimedia Art programs (nationally ranked 16th, 16th, and 21st respectively). With an annual tuition of $19,260 per year, AI Miami International University of Art and Design is reasonably priced. 24.97% of students graduate starting the next chapter of their lives, entering the workforce. After college, alumni go on to bring home more or less $31,600 per year, which is 24% below the national median.

Miami, FL

www.artinstitutes.edu/miami/

C-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,793

Students

#1972

Ranking

$19,260

Tuition

The Art Institute of Virginia Beach

#17 Best Colleges for Web Design

The Art Institute of Virginia Beach is a very small for-profit university located in Virginia Beach, VA ranked 55th in Virginia. It has a total of 431 full-time undergraduate students. The Art Institute of Virginia Beach offers 13 different majors and is best known for its Multimedia Art, Web Design, and Culinary Arts programs (nationally ranked 10th, 17th, and 26th respectively). With an annual tuition of $19,260 per year, The Art Institute of Virginia Beach is reasonably priced. 22.82% of students graduate beginning the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to earn more or less $30,900 per year, which is 26% below the national median.

Virginia Beach, VA

www.artinstitutes.edu/virginia-beach/

D

Rating

100%

Acceptance

431

Students

#2601

Ranking

$19,260

Tuition

Brigham Young University-Idaho

#18 Best Colleges for Web Design

Brigham Young University-Idaho is a very large private associates college located in Rexburg, ID ranked 6th in Idaho. It has a total of 68,597 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 95.77% of applicants. Brigham Young University-Idaho offers 98 different majors and is best known for its Soil Sciences, Spanish Language Teacher Education, and Biology Teacher Education programs, which are all nationally ranked 10th. With an annual tuition of $4,208 per year, Brigham Young University-Idaho is very low-priced. 48.53% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, joining the labor market. After graduation, alumni go on to earn near $42,700 per year, which is 3% over the national median.

Rexburg, ID

www.byui.edu

C

Rating

96%

Acceptance

68,597

Students

#1570

Ranking

$4,208

Tuition

Lindenwood University

#20 Best Colleges for Web Design

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

The Art Institute of Atlanta

#21 Best Colleges for Web Design

The Art Institute of Atlanta is a very small for-profit associates college located in Atlanta, GA ranked 87th in Georgia. It has a total of 1,828 full-time undergraduate students. The Art Institute of Atlanta offers 26 different majors and is best known for its Recording Arts Technology, Multimedia Art, and Web Design programs (nationally ranked 14th, 14th, and 21st respectively). With an annual tuition of $19,260 per year, The Art Institute of Atlanta is reasonably priced. 22.82% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, entering the labor market. After finishing college, alumni go on to earn around $30,900 per year, which is 26% below the national median.

Atlanta, GA

www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta

D-

Rating

100%

Acceptance

1,828

Students

#3104

Ranking

$19,260

Tuition

DeVry University-Illinois

#22 Best Colleges for Web Design

DeVry University-Illinois is a large for-profit university located in Chicago, IL ranked 92nd in Illinois. It has a total of 21,875 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, with a 95.72% acceptance rate. DeVry University-Illinois offers 44 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, Computer Systems Analysis, and Computer Engineering Technologies programs (nationally ranked 10th, 12th, and 21st respectively). With an annual tuition of $16,758 per year, DeVry University-Illinois is reasonably priced. 16.26% of students graduate starting the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to bring in close to $44,100 per year, which is 6% above the national median.

Chicago, IL

https://www.devry.edu

D+

Rating

96%

Acceptance

28,479

Students

#2474

Ranking

$16,758

Tuition

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

#24 Best Colleges for Web Design

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a mid-sized public college located in Stevens Point, WI ranked 24th in Wisconsin. It has a total of 9,730 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 84.52% of applicants. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point offers 90 different majors and is best known for its Home Economics Teacher Education, Computational Science, and Fishing and Fisheries Sciences and Management programs (nationally ranked 4th, 6th, and 8th respectively). With an annual tuition of $6,698 for students from Wisconsin and $15,408 for those from out-of-state, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is moderately priced. 65.78% of students graduate ready to the next phase of their lives, employment. After finishing their studies, alumni go on to bring in roughly $40,200 per year, which is 3% less than the national median.

Stevens Point, WI

https://www.uwsp.edu

C+

Rating

85%

Acceptance

10,201

Students

#1182

Ranking

$15,408

Tuition

DeVry University-New Jersey

#25 Best Colleges for Web Design

DeVry University-New Jersey is a very small for-profit university located in North Brunswick, NJ ranked 66th in New Jersey. It has a total of 475 full-time undergraduate students and is not competitive, accepting 100% of applicants. DeVry University-New Jersey offers 12 different majors and is best known for its Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, Computer Systems Analysis, and Web Design programs (nationally ranked 11th, 13th, and 25th respectively). With an annual tuition of $17,099 per year, DeVry University-New Jersey is moderately priced. 16.26% of students graduate beginning the next stage of their lives, working. After college, alumni go on to generate more or less $44,100 per year, which is 6% over the national median.

North Brunswick, NJ

https://www.devry.edu

D+

Rating

100%

Acceptance

553

Students

#2335

Ranking

$17,099

Tuition