EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 15, 2017 — College Choice, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources, has published a ranking of the “25 Best Online Graphic Design Degrees.”
As our society moves from a print-based to an image-based culture, the demand for graphic designers grows. Every single day the influence of these visual storytellers is felt. From an advertisement on a city bus to a well-designed website or an infographic in a news story, graphic designers have the ability to inspire and inform, all with the simple tools of color, text, and image.
“By harnessing just a few basic concepts and technical skills, graphic designers can communicate big ideas that affect hundreds, maybe thousands, of people every day,” Christian Amondson, Managing Editor of College Choice, said of the ranking. “With the right training you can be on your way to landing a creatively fulfilling and financially sustainable career.”
College Choice developed its list by examining the academic reputation, student satisfaction, affordability, and average annual salary of graduates from online graphic design programs across the country. Data comes from PayScale, university and colleges’ websites, U.S. News & World Report, and The National Center for Education Statistics.
The ranking for the 25 Best Online Graphic Design Degrees for 2017 finds Midway University in Midway, Kentucky in first, California Baptist University in Riverside, California in second, and Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska in third.
The entire ranking, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ
Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Ashworth College, Norcross, GA
Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE
Berkeley College, New York, NY
California Baptist University, Riverside, CA
California College, San Diego, San Diego, CA
Full Sail University, Winter Park, FL
Herzing University, Milwaukee, WI
Hodges University, Naples, FL
Independence University, Salt Lake, UT
Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA
Los Angeles Film School, Los Angeles, CA
Midway University, Midway, KY
Rasmussen College, Maitland, FL
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Lakewood, CO
Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
Southeastern University, Lakeland, FL
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH
Stevens-Henager College, West Haven, UT
University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD
University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, MA
Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA
College Choice is an independent online publication dedicated to helping students and their families find the right college. The site publishes rankings and reviews that make finding the best colleges for different interests easier and more fun, as well as resources to help students get into, pay for, and thrive at the college of their choice.
SOURCE College Choice