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Arizona Graphic Design Schools: Most Expensive to Least Expensive
According to the most recent report by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Arizona is home to 84 Title IV degree-granting institutions. What this means is, these schools grant an associate's degree or higher, they offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, they have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, they have been in business for at least 2 years, and they have signed a participation agreement with the Department. Title IV status also means that these schools are eligible for Title IV federal financial aid programs. A school cannot earn Title IV status without first satisfying the five requirements listed above.
Several Arizona Title IV schools offer top-tier graphic design programs. Although Arizona schools experienced a recent tuition hike, tuition for most Title IV schools is still affordable. If the tuition rates still seem out of reach, Title IV status opens the door to a wide range of financial programs, making these schools accessible to students with financial need.
If you’re ready to shop and compare Arizona graphic design schools, take a look at the most expensive to least expensive graphic design schools below and what you can expect to pay. Keep in mind that in-state tuition is typically lower than out-of-state, and undergraduate programs are usually less expensive than graduate programs.
Most Expensive to Least Expensive Arizona Graphic Design Schools
The Art Center Design College, Tucson - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate $18,360 per year (students may take up to 20 units per semester; additional units are $765 each)
Collins College, Phoenix
Tuition Cost: Varies by program and degree sought. Undergraduate tuition for B. F. A. or B. S. candidates was around $15,750 for the 2010 – 2011 school year
Arizona Graphic Design Scene
Arizona is home to nearly 26,000 artists and designers. More than 3,000 are graphic designers. These individuals work mainly in the top industries for this occupation including advertising, public relations, publishing, printing and related services, specialized design services, and computer systems design. While Arizona’s graphic design community stretches across the state, the top cities for designers include Phoenix (pop. 1.4 million+), Tucson (pop. 520,000+), Mesa (pop. 439,000+), Chandler (pop. 236,000+), and Glendale (226,000+).
Graphic designers will find an impressive number of creative agencies ranging from boutique to large. Just a few top options for graphic designers include J. Walter Thompson, Bernard Hodes Group, Carlson Marketing Group, Hanson, Moser & Associates, and Cooley Advertising and Public Relations. The state is also home to a number of web design companies (many small, some mid-sized), a small collection of graphic design companies, and thousands of technology companies.