2019 Most Affordable Online Graphic Design Degrees

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This list of 15 colleges and universities offer the most affordable options for online graphic design programs at the bachelor's level. The school with the lowest tuition is Great Basin College, offering a rate of $7,282 per year. Southern New Hampshire University Online is ranked second, offering three programs including a BA in Graphic Design and Media Arts - 3D Modeling & Animation and a BA Graphic Design and Media Arts - Web Design. Tuition for SNHU is $9,600 per year.

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Rank College Annual Tuition
#1 #1 Great Basin College Annual Tuition $7,282
#2 #2 Southern New Hampshire University Online Annual Tuition $9,600
#3 #3 University of West Alabama Annual Tuition $9,750
#4 (tie) #4 (tie) Liberty University Annual Tuition $11,700
#4 (tie) #4 (tie) Rasmussen College Online Annual Tuition $11,700
#6 #6 Arizona State University Annual Tuition $12,704
#7 #7 Midway University Annual Tuition $12,750
#8 #8 Kentucky Wesleyan College Annual Tuition $13,200
#9 #9 Bellevue University Annual Tuition $13,280
#10 #10 University of Maryland University College Annual Tuition $14,970
#11 #11 Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design Annual Tuition $15,060
#12 #12 Northeastern University Global Network Annual Tuition $15,900
#13 #13 The Art Institutes Annual Tuition $16,920
#14 #14 Hodges University Annual Tuition $17,100
#15 #15 California Baptist University Annual Tuition $18,848
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  • Annual Tuition: $7,282
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Multimedia Design: Video and Audio; Design Methods and Research; Graphic Design/Media Internship; Motion Graphics; Publication Design; Typography and Letterforms; Web and User Interface Design
  • Annual Tuition: $9,600
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Example Classes:
    Basic Design and Color Theory; Digital Graphic Design for the Web; Graphics and Layout in Print Media; History of Design; Language and Practice of Media Arts; Typography
  • Annual Tuition: $9,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 53%
  • Example Classes:
    Copywriting; Creative Photography; Exploring Graphic Arts; Graphic Design; Mass Media Design; Television Production
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and TRACS
  • Acceptance Rate: 24%
  • Example Classes:
    Digital Imaging; Digital Photography; History of Art; Interactive Publication; Introduction to 3D Graphics; Vector Illustration
  • Annual Tuition: $11,700
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced 3D Modeling; Advanced Character Modeling; Advanced User Experience Design; Digital Effects; Interactive Publishing; The Business of Digital Media
  • Annual Tuition: $12,704
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: 75%
  • Example Classes:
    Commercial Photography; Digital Illustration in Publishing; Graphic Industry Business Practices; Image Editing and Manipulation; Multimedia Design, Planning and Storyboards; Web Content Design

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  • Annual Tuition: $12,750
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC and ABHES
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Consumer/Audience Analysis; Digital Animation; Digital Storytelling; Drawing; Graphic Design; Photoshop
  • Annual Tuition: $13,200
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • Example Classes:
    Art Survey; Beginning Drawing; Digital Painting; Digital Photographic Techniques; Graphic Design; Graphic Design Topics

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  • Annual Tuition: $13,280
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Design Basics; Identity Design; Interactivity Basics; Single Page Design; Typography; Website Development

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  • Annual Tuition: $14,970
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: MSCHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Graphic Communication: Professional Branding; Digital Media; Graphic Communication Portfolio; Intermediate Drawing; Motion Graphics; Typography and Layout
  • Annual Tuition: $15,060
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC
  • Acceptance Rate: Open Admissions
  • Example Classes:
    2D Design: Elements + Principles; 3D Design: Space + Materiality; Information Visualization; Topics in Color; Visual Sequencing; Web Design

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  • Annual Tuition: $15,900
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: NEASC CIHE
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Foundation in Visual Communication; Graphic Communication; Web and Mobile Development; Web Design and Multimedia
  • Annual Tuition: $16,920
  • School Type: For-Profit
  • School Accreditation: HLC, MSCHE, NEASC CIHE, NWCCU, SACS COC, ABHES, and ACCSC
  • Acceptance Rate: Not Provided
  • Example Classes:
    Basic Web Animation; Design and Technology; Digital Color Theory; Digital Image Manipulation; Graphic Illustration; Packaging Design

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  • Annual Tuition: $17,100
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Example Classes:
    Architectural Drafting; Civil Drafting; Digital Animation and Effects for the Web; Multimedia Portfolio; Packaging Design; Visual Communication and Design
  • Annual Tuition: $18,848
  • School Type: Non-Profit
  • School Accreditation: WASC WSCUC
  • Acceptance Rate: 64%
  • Example Classes:
    Advanced Design; Advanced Image; Advanced Typography; Advanced Web; History of Graphic Design
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