Graphic design schools are plentiful across the U.S., so finding a degree program shouldn’t take much work. However, finding a top program might. The good news is, students have an overabundance of information about schools at their fingertips. All they have to do is go online. This means, you’re already halfway there! The Internet is the number one source of information about the nation’s top colleges and universities, and most of the information available is reliable. For example, organizations such as the Princeton Review and Forbes publish a number of “best schools” lists each year. Students, alums, and even bloggers publish multiple “top schools” lists each year (or more frequently). Many of the schools on the “top” lists are also most official “best” lists.
A school earns “top” status based on affordability, job placement record, convenience, quality of facilities, types of clubs and organizations, cultural activities, access to recreation, class size, and more. A best school makes the cut based on program offerings, graduation and retention rates, peer assessment, faculty resources, financial resources, and student selectivity.
In the state of Idaho, several schools made both lists and they offer a variety of degree programs for graphic designers. Continue reading to find out which Idaho schools are top-tier, and what they have to offer. Please note that the top schools listed below are in order by largest to smallest student population.
Top Graphic Design School Programs Idaho Major Cities
Boise State University
Student Population: 17,349
Backdrop: Urban, 175-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Graphic Design/Philosophy, Illustration
ITT Technical Institute
Student Population: 500+
Degrees Offered: A. S. Graphic Communications and Design; A. S. Information Technology with Multimedia Option or Web Design Option; A. S. Visual Communications
Top Graphic Design School Programs Idaho Other Cities and Towns
University of Idaho
Student Population: 9,573
Backdrop: Small town, 1,450-acre campus
Degrees Offered: B. F. A. Studio Art with Emphasis in Graphic Design; B. A. or B. S. Broadcasting and Digital Media; B. S. Virtual Technology and Design; M. F. A. Studio Art with Concentration in Graphic Design
More Programs to Consider:
- Savannah, Atlanta, Hong Kong, France, and Online via SCAD eLearning