School and Ranking Information
Houston has only one public institution offering education programs in graphic design. Based on school type, rankings and program options, the following school is a top area institution for studying graphic design:
- Winner: The University of Houston is the only 4-year, public institution in the area with degree programs in the graphic design. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in graphic design.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Houston|
|Rankings||Tied at #189 for National Universities (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Undergraduate Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||$8,401 (in-state), $16,897 (out-of-state)**|
|Graphic Design Degrees Offered||Bachelor's, Master's|
|Graphic Design Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||20 (Bachelor's only)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||48%**|
|Noteworthy||Students can join the Graphic Communications Student Association***|
Sources: *U.S. News & World Report, **NCES College Navigator, *** University of Houston
University of Houston
- The graphic design alumni organization works toward increased opportunities for learning and financial support through scholarships
- Students have access to cutting-edge graphic design facilities, including technology labs and the latest software
University of Houston has an enrollment exceeding 40,000 students, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 22-to-1. UH is the major research higher education institution in the city, boasting a total of 25 research centers. The university offers over 300 different academic programs.
The School of Art offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and a Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art with a graphic design concentration. The BFA requires 120 credits that include core courses, major requirements and electives. Graphic design courses include design fundamentals, graphic design software and digital media. The MFA requires 60 credits, including 30 credits of graduate design studio courses.