According to the Institute of Education Sciences National Center for Education Statistics (IES NCES), New Hampshire is home to 29 Title IV degree-granting institutions. A Title IV school is eligible for Title IV financial aid programs based on five strict requirements. Title IV schools (1) have been in business for at least 2 years, (2) grant an associate's degree or higher, (3) offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, (4) have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and (5) have signed a participation agreement with the Department. A Title IV school is the best option for students and parents with financial need. Fortunately, most of the nation’s best schools are Title IV.
New Hampshire’s Title IV schools offer a variety of programs for aspiring graphic designers and although they accessible to students with financial need, many are still considered affordable in comparison to other schools across the U.S. These schools are also very competitive and high on the list of best schools for graphic designers. Just a few of the state’s most affordable graphic design schools include New Hampshire Institute of Art and Plymouth State University.
To find out more about New Hampshire’s graphic design schools, scroll through our list of most expensive to least expensive schools and what you can expect to pay. Keep in mind that resident tuition is usually lower than nonresident tuition and graduate programs are typically more expensive than undergraduate programs.
Most Expensive New Hampshire Graphic Design Schools
Colby-Sawyer College, New London - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate $34,100 for the 2011 – 2012 school year
New England College, Henniker - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate $30,100 for the 2011 – 2012 school year
Franklin Pierce University, Rindge – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate $28,250 for the 2011 – 2012 school year
Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate $26,904 for the 2011 – 2012 school year
Rivier College, Nashua - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate $25,410 for the 2011 – 2012 school year
Least Expensive New Hampshire Graphic Design Schools
New Hampshire Institute of Art, Manchester - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $18,610 for the 2011 – 2012 school year. Tuition does not include fees of $1,910 per year ($2,510 for Illustration students).
Plymouth State University, Plymouth - Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $9,110, nonresidents $16,570 for the 2011 – 2012 school year. Tuition does not include fees of $2,408.
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New Hampshire Graphic Design Scene
New Hampshire has a hearty population of salaried artists and designers, and the community is expected to grow. In just a few short years, the population has increased from 5,000 to 6,000. Nearly 1,000 of the state’s artists and designers are graphic designers. The population of graphic designers has increased as well. In 2002, the state was home to 550 graphic designers and in 2006, the population was 870.
New Hampshire’s graphic designers work in the top industries for this occupation such as advertising, public relations, publishing, printing and related services, specialized design services, and computer systems design. The state is home to 400+ computer technology firms, more than 1,500 printing and publishing companies (of all sizes), and more than 600 advertising and marketing firms.
Just a few creative agencies include Burke Advertising, Harbour Light, The Glen Group, NH Marketing, Act One Creative; Eisenberg, Vital & Ryze, and Girard Advertising. Although employment opportunities can be found all over the state, a large percentage of the state’s art and design community lives and works in major cities such as Manchester, Nashua, Concord, Dover, and Rochester.