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South Carolina Graphic Design Schools: Most Expensive to Least Expensive
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.
To become a Title IV school, an institution must meet five requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education. They must (1) have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, (2) be business for at least two years prior to applying for status, (3) sign 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.
Continue reading to find out which South Carolina schools offer graphic design programs and what you can expect to pay.
Most Expensive South Carolina Graphic Design Schools
Erskine College, Due West - Tuition Information: Undergraduate $31,345 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Coker College, Hartsville - Tuition Information: Undergraduate $26,568 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Charleston Southern University, Charleston - Tuition Information: Undergraduate $23,400 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Anderson University, Anderson - Tuition Information: Undergraduate $22,570 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Least Expensive South Carolina Graphic Design Schools
North Greenville University, Tigerville - Tuition Information: Undergraduate $16,290 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Bob Jones University, Greenville - Tuition Information: Undergraduate $14,250 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Clemson University, Clemson - Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $13,808, nonresidents $31,824 for the 2014-2015 school year.
University of South Carolina, Spartanburg - Tuition Information:Undergraduate residents $11,158, nonresidents $29,440 for the 2014-2015 school year.
Lander University, Greenwood - Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $10,418, nonresidents $19,738 for the 2014-2015 school year.
Coastal Carolina University, Conway - Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $9,960, nonresidents $23,300 for the 2014-2015 school year.
South Carolina Graphic Design Scene
South Carolina is home to 17,390 professionals working in Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media occupations. Of this group, 2,070 are salaried graphic designers averaging $39,940 per year. They work in a variety of areas including specialized design services, advertising and public relations, publishing, printing, and computer systems design. However, many South Carolina-based graphic designers work at creative agencies. Just a few employment options include:
- ADCO, Columbia
- Alive Media and Design, Aiken
- Fuzzco, Inc., Charleston
- Heineman Design, Charleston
- Octagon Solutions, Charleston
- Post No Bills Inc., Charleston, Columbia
- Splash Omni Media, Lexington
- Stitch Design Co., Charleston
- StrongBird Studios, Simpsonville
- Studio Nudge, Charleston
- TC Squared Advertising, Columbia
- The Gillespie Agency, Columbia
- Zafari, Inc., Charleston
Although employment opportunities can be found across the state, the larger cities may offer more than others. South Carolina’s largest cities include Columbia (largest), Charleston, and North Charleston.
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