Profiles of Graphic Design Programs & Schools

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Virginia

The State of Virginia is home to 129 Title IV degree-granting institutions. To become a Title IV school, the institution must meet five requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education. The school must (1) sign a participation agreement with the Department, (2) grant an associate's degree or higher, (3) offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, (4) be in business for at least two years, and (5) have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Once these requirements have been met, the school becomes eligible for federal financial aid programs. This makes them more accessible to students with financial need. 

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Indiana Graphic Design Schools

Indiana is home to more than 109 Title IV degree-granting institutions. To become a Title IV school, an institution must have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, they must be in business for at least two years, they must sign a participation agreement with the Department, they must grant an associate's degree or higher, and they must offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length. Once a school has met these requirements, it becomes eligible for federal financial aid programs, which makes them more accessible to students with financial need. 

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Montana Graphic Design Schools

Montana is home 23 Title IV degree-granting institutions. To become a Title IV school, an institution must meet five requirements. They must (1) grant an associate's degree or higher, (2) offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, (3) have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, (4) be in business for at least two years, and (5) they must sign a participation agreement with the Department. Once these requirements have been met, the school becomes eligible for Title IV financial aid programs. This means, future students will have access to a variety of financial aid programs to help cover tuition and other costs.

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Washington

Washington is home to 85 Title IV degree-granting institutions. A Title IV school offers a number of benefits for students, but one of the biggest advantages is access to a variety of federal financial aid programs. To become a Title IV school, an institution must meet five requirements. They must (1) have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, (2) sign a participation agreement with the Department, (3) offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, (4) grant an associate's degree or higher, and (5) be in business for at least two years.

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania home to one of the largest number of colleges and universities in the U.S. Many of the state’s 262 Title IV degree-granting schools also rank among the best in the nation. The University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), Bucknell University, and Lehigh University are just a few. While some of the state’s best schools are also the most expensive schools, they have Title IV status, which means they are eligible for federal financial aid programs. This makes them more accessible to students with financial need.  

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Maine Graphic Design Schools

Maine is home to 32 Title IV degree-granting institutions. These schools have a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, they have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, they have signed a participation agreement with the Department, they grant an associate's degree or higher, and they have been in business for at least two years. Once an institution has met these requirements, they become eligible for federal financial aid programs. This makes them more accessible to students with financial need. 

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Ohio graphic design schools: most expensive to least expensive

Ohio is home to 215 Title IV degree-granting institutions. To become a Title IV school, an institution must meet five requirements. They must have (1) accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, (2) offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, (3) sign a participation agreement with the Department, (4) grant an associate's degree or higher, and (5) be in business for at least two years. Once these requirements have been met, the school becomes eligible for Title IV federal financial-aid programs. 

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South Carolina

South Carolina is home to 75 Title IV degree-granting colleges and universities. Many of these schools offer excellent programs for artists and designers—including graphic designers. Just a few include Erskine University, Anderson University, and Coker College. Although these and other South Carolina Title IVs are considered expensive, because they are Title IV schools they offer access to a variety of financial aid programs. 

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Missouri graphic design schools: most expensive to least expensive

Missouri is home to 138 Title IV degree-granting institutions. A Title IV school is eligible for federal financial aid programs based on five requirements. They (1) have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, (2) have been in business for at least two years, (3) have signed a participation agreement with the Department, (4) grant an associate's degree or higher, and (5) offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length.

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