Find the right design school for you

Applying to college can be an intimidating process, but we’re here to help you find the degree that’s right for you. Use this page as a starting point to compare schools across the country that offer design (or equivalent) degrees, programs, and classes. Links are provided to each school's official page for more detailed program information.

All schools listed have graphic design program-specific NASAD accreditation; for additional programs not yet NASAD accredited, check here. To update your school's information or to be added to the list, please fill out this form.

Northeast

  Programs offered
 
AAS
B.A./B.F.A/
BDes


M.A./M.F.A/
MDes


Online
degree

Part-time

Non-credit
Certificate
programs
Delaware
Delaware College of Art and Design      
Maine
Maine College of Art      
Maryland
Maryland Institute College of Art    
Massachusetts
Massachusetts College of Art and Design    
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth        
New York
Alfred University        
Parsons The New School for Design  
Pratt Institute  
Rochester Institute of Technology        
School of Visual Arts        
The Cooper Union        
Pennsylvania
Carnegie Mellon University          
Pennsylvania State University        
The University of the Arts        
Rhode Island
Rhode Island School of Design      
Vermont
Champlain College          
Vermont College of Fine Arts            

Midwest

  Programs offered
 
AAS
B.A./B.F.A/
BDes


M.A./M.F.A/
MDes


Online
degree

Part-time

Non-credit
Certificate
programs
Illinois
Illinois State University          
School of the Art Institute of Chicago    
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign        
Indiana
Indiana University        
University of Notre Dame          
Iowa
Iowa State University          
Kansas
University of Kansas          
Wichita State University          
Michigan
Central Michigan University          
College for Creative Studies      
Cranbrook Art Institute          
University of Michigan          
Minnesota
Minneapolis College of Art and Design    
Minnesota State University Moorhead          
Missouri
Kansas City Art Institute      
Washington University in St. Louis            
Nebraska
University of Nebraska Omaha        
Wayne State College          
Ohio
Kent State University        
Miami University          
The Ohio State University        
University of Cincinnati    
South Dakota
University of South Dakota      

South

  Programs offered
 
AAS
B.A./B.F.A/
BDes


M.A./M.F.A/
MDes


Online
degree

Part-time

Non-credit
Certificate
programs
Alabama
Auburn University        
Arkansas
Arkansas State          
University of Central Arkansas          
D.C.
The George Washington University        
Florida
Ringling College of Art and Design          
Georgia
University of Georgia          
Georgia State University        
Kentucky
Western Kentucky University        
Mississippi
Mississippi State University          
North Carolina
North Carolina State University            
Tennessee
University of Tennessee          
Texas
University of North Texas        
University of Texas at Austin          
Virginia
Old Dominion University            
Virginia Commonwealth University        
Virginia Tech            

West

  Programs offered
 
AAS
B.A./B.F.A/
BDes


M.A./M.F.A/
MDes


Online
degree

Part-time

Non-credit
Certificate
programs
Arizona
University of Arizona        
California
Academy of Art University
Art Center College of Design      
California College of the Arts    
California Institute of the Arts        
California State University, Chico        
Colorado
University of Northern Colorado        
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design      
Idaho
Boise State University          
University of Idaho          
Montana
Montana State University Bozeman          
Utah
Brigham Young University        
Utah State University          
Weber State University          
Wyoming
Northwest College