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Best Graphic Design Schools

Academic Overview Key Fact

Institutional Characteristics

Next table compares basic academic information between best Graphic Design schools. By school type, There are 1 public and 9 private schools in best Graphic Design schools. By school level, all 10 best Graphic Design schools are 4 years or high institutes.

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Academic Comparison - Graphic Design
NameLocationType/LevelHighest DegreeOffered Degree
Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Yale University New Haven, CT Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Post-Graduate
Cranbrook Academy of Art Bloomfield Hills, MI Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Master
The New School New York, NY Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Certificate, Associate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
School of Visual Arts New York, NY Private (for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate
Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI Private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years Master's degree Bachelor, Master
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA Public, 4 or more years Doctor's degree - research/scholarship and professional practice Certificate, Bachelor, Master, Doctorate, Post-Graduate

Key Facts Comparison

The average tuition & fees of best Graphic Design schools is $41,800 for in-state students and $45,273 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance ratio is 47.44% and graduation rate is 76.00%. Next table compares key facts for each schools including acceptance rate, graduation rate, tuition, student to faculty ratio, and student population.

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Key Facts Comparison - Graphic Design
NameTuition & FeesAcceptance RateGraduation RateStudent Faculty RatioStudent Population
Art Center College of Design$42,00869%73%9%2,138
California Institute of the Arts$47,44624%66%7%1,455
Yale University$51,4006%98%6%12,458
Maryland Institute College of Art$46,99057%73%9%2,112
Cranbrook Academy of Art----140
The New School$47,27660%68%9%10,301
School of Visual Arts$38,00074%64%9%4,406
Carnegie Mellon University$52,31022%90%10%13,258
Rhode Island School of Design$48,37034%90%9%2,477
Virginia Commonwealth University$13,624 / $33,65681%62%18%30,872
Average$4,644 / $5,0305.27%8.44%1.06%796
***All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education. Tuition and costs are based on 2017-2018 data and other data is from 2016-2017 data.