Rhode Island is home to 13 Title IV degree-granting institutions. A Title IV school (1) has accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, (2) grant’s an associate's degree or higher, (3) offers a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, (4) has been in business for at least two years, and (5) has signed a participation agreement with the Department. Once a school meets these requirements, it becomes eligible for Title IV federal financial aid programs. This makes them more accessible to students with financial need.
Many Title IV schools in Rhode Island offer top-tier art and design programs. Some are expensive, while others are considered affordable. Just a few include Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), New England Institute of Technology, and Roger Williams University.
Continue reading to find out which Rhode Island schools offer graphic design programs and how much you can expect to pay.
Most Expensive Rhode Island Graphic Design Schools
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence - Tuition Information: Undergraduate and Graduate $45,530 for 2015-2016 school year.
Salve Regina University, Newport – Tuition Information: Undergraduate $36,740 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Roger Williams University, Bristol – Tuition Information: Undergraduate $29,976 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Johnson & Wales University, Providence – Tuition Information: Undergraduate $29,226 for the 2015-2016 school year.
New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich – Tuition Information: Undergraduate $21,375 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Least Expensive Rhode Island Graphic Design Schools
Rhode Island College, Providence – Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $8,197, nonresidents $19,858 for the 2015-2016 school year.
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Rhode Island Graphic Design Scene
Rhode Island is home to 6,140 professionals working in Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media occupations. Nearly 600 are graphic designers. They average $53,630 per year, up from $49,800 in 2008. Rhode Island-based graphic designers typically work at creative agencies, public relations firms, publishing companies or for printing services. Just a few employment options include:
- (add)ventures, Providence
- Black Door Creative, Cranston
- Duffy & Shanley, Providence
- eDesign, Newport, Portsmouth
- Figmints Digital Creative Marketing, Pawtucket
- Fish Advertising, East Greenwich
- Fleming + Company, Newport
- Glad Works, Inc., Pawtucket
- Ninedot, Providence
- North Star Marketing, North Kingstown
- Omnia Agency, Rhode Island
- RDW Group, Providence
- Streicker and Company, East Providence
- The Fenton Group, Providence
While most employment opportunities can be found in Providence (Rhode Island’s largest city), other smaller cities such as Warwick, Cranston, Pawtucket, and East Providence are worth exploring.
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