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Population Comparison Between Best Graphic Design Schools

Total PopulationUndergraduateGraduateOnline Classes

Total Student Population Comparison

The total student population of best Graphic Design schools is 74,981 with 44,340 female students and 30,641 male students. This enrollment statistics is based on the latest data from IPEDS, U.S. Department of Education for academic year 2020-2021. The following table compares the student population for both undergraduate and graduate schools between best Graphic Design schools.
Among the best Graphic Design schools, Virginia Commonwealth University has the most enrolled students of 29,070, while Cranbrook Academy of Art has the least number of students of 126 for both in graduate and undergraduate programs.
Student Population Comparison Between Best Graphic Design Schools
RankNameTotalMenWomen
1Rhode Island School of Design2,227753 1,474
2Yale University12,0605,839 6,221
3Maryland Institute College of Art1,892535 1,357
4Carnegie Mellon University13,5197,683 5,836
5Virginia Commonwealth University29,07010,873 18,197
6Cranbrook Academy of Art12648 78
7Art Center College of Design2,182931 1,251
7California Institute of the Arts1,166536 630
9School of Visual Arts3,6921,001 2,691
10The New School9,0472,442 6,605
Total74,981 30,64144,340

Undergraduate Student Population

The total undergraduate population of best Graphic Design schools is 48,600 with 30,001 female students and 18,599 male students. The following table compares 2020-2021 undergraduate enrollment between best Graphic Design schools.
Among the best Graphic Design schools, Virginia Commonwealth University has the most enrolled undergraduate students of 21,943, while California Institute of the Arts has the least number of undergraduate students of 762.
Undergraduate Student Population Comparison Between Best Graphic Design Schools
RankNameTotalMenWomen
1Rhode Island School of Design1,736591 1,145
2Yale University4,7032,356 2,347
3Maryland Institute College of Art1,331365 966
4Carnegie Mellon University6,6223,336 3,286
5Virginia Commonwealth University21,9438,344 13,599
7Art Center College of Design1,912815 1,097
7California Institute of the Arts762360 402
9School of Visual Arts3,192855 2,337
10The New School6,3991,577 4,822
Total48,60018,59930,001

Graduate Student Population

The total graduate population of best Graphic Design schools is 48,600 with 30,001 female students and 18,599 male students. The following table compares 2019-2020 graduate enrollment between best Graphic Design schools.
Among the best Graphic Design schools, Virginia Commonwealth University has the most enrolled graduate students of 21,943, while California Institute of the Arts has the least number of graduate students of 762.
Graduate Student Population Comparison Between Best Graphic Design Schools
RankNameTotalMenWomen
1Rhode Island School of Design1,736591 1,145
2Yale University4,7032,356 2,347
3Maryland Institute College of Art1,331365 966
4Carnegie Mellon University6,6223,336 3,286
5Virginia Commonwealth University21,9438,344 13,599
7Art Center College of Design1,912815 1,097
7California Institute of the Arts762360 402
9School of Visual Arts3,192855 2,337
10The New School6,3991,577 4,822
Total48,60018,59930,001

Distance Learning (Online Class) Enrollment

The following table compares 2019-2020 distance learning enrollment for both undergraduate and graduate programs between best Graphic Design schools. In undergraduate programs, out of total 42,910 students, 21,785 students (50.77%) have taken courses only through distance learning and 13,733 students (32.00%) have learned from at least one online course. For graduate schools, out of total 24,860 students, 9,107 students (36.63%) have taken courses only through distance learning and 6,283 students (25.27%) have learned from at least one online course.
Online Course (Distance Learning) Population Comparison Between Best Graphic Design Schools
RankNameUndergraduateGraduate
TotalOnline ExclusivelySome Online ClassesTotalOnline ExclusivelySome Online Classes
1Rhode Island School of DesignRhode Island School of Design does not offer online courses.
2Yale University4,703 3,671
(78.06%)
1,031
(21.92%)
7,357 4,095
(55.66%)
3,126
(42.49%)
3Maryland Institute College of Art1,331 1,331
(100.00%)
-561 561
(100.00%)
-
4Carnegie Mellon University6,622 - 50
(0.76%)
6,897 15
(0.22%)
366
(5.31%)
5Virginia Commonwealth University21,943 8,599
(39.19%)
12,527
(57.09%)
7,127 1,868
(26.21%)
2,565
(35.99%)
6Cranbrook Academy of ArtCranbrook Academy of Art does not offer online courses.
7Art Center College of Design1,912 1,912
(100.00%)
-270 270
(100.00%)
-
7California Institute of the ArtsCalifornia Institute of the Arts does not offer online courses.
9School of Visual ArtsSchool of Visual Arts does not offer online courses.
10The New School6,399 6,272
(98.02%)
125
(1.95%)
2,648 2,298
(86.78%)
226
(8.53%)
Average42,910 21,785
(50.77%)
13,733
(32.00%)
24,860 9,107
(36.63%)
6,283
(25.27%)
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