Idaho is home to 15 Title IV degree-granting institutions. These schools are eligible for Title IV financial aid programs, making them more accessible to students with financial need. To earn Title IV status, a school must be in business for at least two years, it must offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, they grant an associate's degree or higher, they have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and they must sign a participation agreement with the Department
A number of Title IV schools in Idaho offer programs for artist and designers, including graphic designers. Although they are eligible for financial aid programs, these schools are among the most affordable schools in the U.S. If you’re ready to shop and compare Idaho graphic design schools, take a look at the most expensive to least expensive schools below and what you can expect to pay.
Most Expensive to Least Expensive Idaho Graphic Design Schools
ITT Technical Institute, Boise – Tuition Cost: $45,849 for the 2014-2015 school year.
University of Idaho, Moscow – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $6,784, nonresidents $20,314; Graduate residents $7,882, nonresidents $21,412 for the 2014-2015 school year.
Boise State University, Boise – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $6,640, nonresidents $19,492 for the 2014-2015 school year.
More Graphic Design related programs to consider:
- Savannah, Atlanta, Hong Kong, France, and Online via SCAD eLearning
Idaho Graphic Design Scene
Idaho is home to more than 8,000 artists and designers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 930 of these artists are salaried graphic designers. They average $43,390 per year and most live in Idaho's top five largest cities—Boise, Nampa, Meridian, Idaho Falls, and Pocatello. They work in industries such as advertising, public relations, publishing, printing and related services, specialized design services, and computer systems design.
The State of Idaho is home to more than 300 technology companies, more than 1,000 printing and publishing companies, and 600+ advertising, marketing, and creative agencies. just a few popular creative agencies include:
- Blue541, Coeur d'Alene
- Curious Media, Nampa
- Drake Cooper Advertising Agency, Boise
- Mitchell + Palmer, Boise
- Motive Media, Boise
- Peppershock Media, Boise, Nampa
- Stoltz Marketing Group, Boise
In addition to 15 Title IV schools and dozens of community and career colleges, Idaho is home to 756 elementary and secondary schools, and dozens of art centers that offer classes for career advancement and personal development. The colleges and universities offer opportunities to teach at the post-secondary level. Idaho’s art centers and elementary and secondary offer opportunities to teach graphic design to tweens, teens and continuing education students.
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