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2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

There are about 36,832 students enrolled in Graphic Design in the USA.

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popularity

Above Average

Compared to national avg.

Diplomas received last year

5,151

Vs. National Avg.

-52%

popularity Rank

#117

cost

Very Affordable

Compared to national avg.

Median degree cost

$22K

Vs. National Avg.

-8%

cost Rank

#293

salary

Low Paying

Compared to national avg.

Average Salary Two Years Out of School

$38K

Vs. National Avg.

-5%

salary Rank

#323

professors

Not Very Good

Compared to national avg.

Professor Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-5%

professors Rank

#325

students

Not Very Diverse

Compared to national avg.

Diversity Rating

C+

Vs. National Avg.

-2%

students Rank

#291

GRAPHIC DESIGN DEGREES

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES

Graphic design has mid-tier popularity among undergrad students. Each focus grants around 6,156 bachelor's degrees per annum; last May, 4,926 people earned a four-year degree in graphic design, making it the 81st most popular subject nationally. Southern New Hampshire University​ conferred more of those degrees than any other American school (284), and institutions in California handed out more degrees than any American State (435).

352 schools in the US offer an undergrad degree in graphic design; ergo, it will frequently not be easy to root out the right fit for you. Undergrad degrees in graphic design are 83.4% more widely available than the average major, making it the 64th most broadly available subject in the USA.

GRADUATE DEGREES

While 96% of last spring's degrees in graphic design were undergraduate degrees; 4% were postgraduate degrees. Graphic design is the 242nd most popular grad degree in the country, with 226 degrees granted. For context, graphic design is 92% less popular among postgraduate students than the average subject.

In Total, 5,152 students received a bachelor's or higher in graphic design last May.

ONLINE GRAPHIC DESIGN DEGREES

422 of those 5,152 alumni (8.2%) went through comprehensively remote programs - 419 college students and 3 postgraduate students. As you've presumably noticed by now, among entirely online college students, graphic design is neither hugely popular nor astoundingly unpopular. It's the 61st most popular remote discipline with 13% less online students than the average subject. For graduate students, it is ranked 283rd, and is 99.5% under the nation's average (616).

Southern New Hampshire University​ awarded more online undergrad degrees in graphic design than any other institution in America (265).

Additionally, Colleges from New Hampshire conferred the most online undergrad degrees in graphic design last year (265). New Hampshire independently accounts for 63% of the field's remote students.

8.5% of all four-year degrees in graphic design are completed in an exclusively remote program, (1.3% for postgrad degrees). 9.03% of Independence University's​ last undergraduate class studied graphic design exclusively online, higher than any other American school. 39 students in their 432 student class earned an online four-year degree in graphic design. They offer 9 programs completely remote, and had 10,983 enrolled online undergraduates last fall. That's 100% of the student body.

Four-year degrees in graphic design are available remotely at 24 colleges across the country, making it the 64th most widely available remote major in the United States of America. 7% of schools conferring the degree even have a remote option, and 0% of the institutions awarding the degree remotely are public. The other 100% are private. Wisconsin leads the nation in providing online choices, with 4 of the programs based there.

If you want to study graphic design and have the disposition for self motivation, you should look at Southern New Hampshire University, as it has the 104th best graphic design program in the US. They also have an additional 83 degrees exclusively online, so you can explore classes in another subject. Further, there are 86,849 online college students enrolled, which is 93% of the total undergraduate population.

PARTIALLY ONLINE GRAPHIC DESIGN DEGREES

  • 954 people last May completed bachelor's degrees in graphic design partially online
  • Bachelor's degrees in graphic design are offered partially online at 300 institutions in the country
  • Last May, 968 students completed a bachelor's or higher in graphic design partially online
  • 7.95% of Laguna College of Art and Design's​ last undergraduate class majored in graphic design partially online, higher than any other institution in America
  • Virtually all partially online degrees in graphic design last year were undergrad degrees; 1% were advanced degrees
  • The average major is offered at nearly 154 colleges partially online

IN-PERSON GRAPHIC DESIGN DEGREES

  • 3,548 people were conferred bachelor's degrees in graphic design exclusively in-person last May
  • Graphic design is the 65th most universally available exclusively in-person undergraduate degree nationally
  • Last spring, 3,758 people completed a bachelor's or higher in graphic design fully in-person
  • CUNY Queens College​ awarded the most completely in-person bachelor's degrees in graphic design in the country (108)
  • New York graduates more graphic design majors entirely in-person than any other state (385 undergrad degrees granted last year)
  • 92.92% of all grad degrees in graphic design are earned comprehensively in-person

Top 25 Best Online Colleges for Graphic Design

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Rating

#1 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

Maryland Institute College of Art

Baltimore, MD | www.mica.edu/

90%

Acceptance

2,727

Students

#388

Ranking

$49K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#2 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL | www.ufl.edu/

31%

Acceptance

58,857

Students

#76

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#3 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA | www.upenn.edu/

9%

Acceptance

30,688

Students

#7

Ranking

$60K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#4 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Minneapolis, MN | https://twin-cities.umn.edu/

70%

Acceptance

63,760

Students

#159

Ranking

$33K

Tuition

A

Rating

#5 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

Iowa State University

Ames, IA | www.iastate.edu/

88%

Acceptance

35,319

Students

#375

Ranking

$25K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#6 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

Drexel University

Philadelphia, PA | https://drexel.edu/

77%

Acceptance

27,720

Students

#161

Ranking

$56K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#7 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Raleigh, NC | www.ncsu.edu/

46%

Acceptance

40,537

Students

#136

Ranking

$29K

Tuition

A

Rating

#8 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

Temple University

Philadelphia, PA | www.temple.edu/

71%

Acceptance

42,075

Students

#303

Ranking

$30K

Tuition

A

Rating

#9 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

University of Illinois Chicago

Chicago, IL | www.uic.edu/

73%

Acceptance

35,210

Students

#356

Ranking

$28K

Tuition

A

Rating

#10 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY | www.rit.edu/

74%

Acceptance

18,231

Students

#188

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A

Rating

#11 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL | www.usf.edu/

49%

Acceptance

60,343

Students

#220

Ranking

$17K

Tuition

A

Rating

#12 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

University of Denver

Denver, CO | www.du.edu/

61%

Acceptance

15,412

Students

#181

Ranking

$54K

Tuition

A−

Rating

#13 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

Champlain College

Burlington, VT | www.champlain.edu/

85%

Acceptance

6,073

Students

#532

Ranking

$43K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#14 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

Appalachian State University

Boone, NC | www.appstate.edu/

80%

Acceptance

20,799

Students

#653

Ranking

$22K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#15 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA | https://www.vcu.edu/

91%

Acceptance

32,628

Students

#606

Ranking

$36K

Tuition

A

Rating

#16 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA | www.artcenter.edu/

76%

Acceptance

3,064

Students

#381

Ranking

$46K

Tuition

A

Rating

#17 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

DePaul University

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

70%

Acceptance

25,937

Students

#323

Ranking

$41K

Tuition

A

Rating

#18 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA | https://www2.gmu.edu/

89%

Acceptance

49,755

Students

#296

Ranking

$37K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#19 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

CUNY Queens College

Queens, NY | https://www.qc.cuny.edu/

53%

Acceptance

24,126

Students

#657

Ranking

$15K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#20 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

George Washington University

Washington, DC | https://www.gwu.edu/

43%

Acceptance

32,209

Students

#68

Ranking

$59K

Tuition

B+

Rating

#21 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV | www.unlv.edu/

81%

Acceptance

34,979

Students

#724

Ranking

$24K

Tuition

A

Rating

#22 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI | https://www.msu.edu/

76%

Acceptance

55,406

Students

#178

Ranking

$40K

Tuition

A

Rating

#23 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

Thomas Jefferson University

Philadelphia, PA | www.jefferson.edu/

70%

Acceptance

9,785

Students

#235

Ranking

$42K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#24 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

American University

Washington, DC | www.american.edu/

39%

Acceptance

16,032

Students

#94

Ranking

$51K

Tuition

A+

Rating

#25 2023 Best Accredited Online Colleges for Graphic Design

Northeastern University

Boston, MA | www.northeastern.edu/

20%

Acceptance

30,003

Students

#45

Ranking

$55K

Tuition

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