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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 $13,130 for in-state students and $41,870 for out-of-state students. The average acceptance ratio is 49.00% and graduation rate is 74.11%. 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$40,59680%68%9%2,133
California Institute of the Arts$45,64625%56%7%1,448
Yale University$49,4807%97%6%12,385
Maryland Institute College of Art$45,40047%73%9%2,197
Cranbrook Academy of Art$34,374---152
The New School$45,44067%65%10%10,344
School of Visual Arts$36,50075%69%9%4,408
Carnegie Mellon University-24%88%10%12,963
Rhode Island School of Design$47,11037%89%9%2,481
Virginia Commonwealth University$13,130 / $32,28779%62%17%30,918
Average$13,130 / $4,6525.44%8.23%1.06%794
***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 2016-2017 data and other data is from 2015-2016 data.