School and Ranking Information
Many of the postsecondary institutions in or near Tampa, FL, that provide Web design courses aer for-profit institutions. Based on school type, student population and ranking, the following university is considered a top school in Tampa for Web design studies:
- Winner: The University of South Florida's main campus in Tampa is the largest (in terms of enrollment) and the only 4-year public university in the city offering programs with Web design courses. Students can earn a graduate certificate in Web design or complete standalone courses in the field. Instructional technology graduate degrees with Web design coursework are also available.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of South Florida|
|Ranking|| #161 (tie) Best National University (2015)*
#20 Best Online Graduate Education Programs (2014)*
#88 Top Public Schools (2014)*
|School Type||4-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $6,410 (in-state); $17,324 (out-of-state)**|
|Web Design Programs Offered||Continuing education courses, certificate, graduate certificate, master's degree|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||63%**|
|Noteworthy||Graduate school of education ranked #92 among national universities (2014)*|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator
University of South Florida
- Graduate certificate in instructional technology: Web design offered fully online
- Graduate certificate program endorsed by The Florida Virtual School, which will give preference to graduates of this program for hiring purposes
- Students can join The Instructional Technology Student Association, which offers workshops and professional networking opportunities
The University of South Florida is a public institution offering a total of 180 degree programs to more than 41,000 students annually. It operates on four main campuses located throughout the Tampa Bay area. The school's College of Education offers a graduate certificate in Web design for professionals in private industry and in the education sector, as well as related programs in instructional technology. In addition, the school's Continuing Education (CE) Department offers standalone courses in Web design.
In the Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology: Web Design program, students take required courses in Web design, interactive media and instructional design. Electives are offered in Web programming or Flash. Standalone CE course options in Web applications include effective web design, basic and advanced HTML5, and basic and advanced Dreamweaver.
Admission requirements for the Master of Education in Instructional Technology program include a bachelor's degree and some educational experience. Students in this program take courses in Web programming, interactive media and technological trends. Elective coursework includes subjects like instructional graphics, Web page design and digital video courses.
Topics of study in the Education Specialist in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in instructional technology program include Web design and programming, project management and course design. Students also write a thesis and complete a portfolio of Web designs. It requires an average of 2 years of study.