School and Ranking Information
Only two schools within 25 miles of Richmond, VA, provide studies in Web design. Some schools offer Web design as a standalone program, while others offer Web design courses as part of a larger program in information technology or information systems. Based on ranking, levels of study and student-to-faculty ratio, the following university is considered a top school in the Richmond area for Web design:
- Winner: The University of Richmond is the only 4-year school providing Web design studies in Richmond. The school also awards more degrees in this area than any other postsecondary institution in the area.
School Info Chart
|Category||University of Richmond|
|Ranking||#30 (tie) Best National Liberal Arts Colleges (2015)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $45,320**|
|Web Design Programs Offered||Bachelor's and post-bachelor's certificate|
|Web Design Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||14**|
|Most Popular Telecommunications Level in 2012-2013||Bachelor's and post-bachelor's certificate (7 each awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||85%**|
|Noteworthy||Named among best value schools by various publications and organizations, including Kiplinger's, The Princeton Review and SmartMoney***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***University of Richmond.
University of Richmond
- 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Curriculum integrates studies from various subject areas
- Technology studies include classroom instruction and hands-on project development
The University of Richmond is a 4-year, private not-for-profit school. The highly selective liberal arts university is located on a 350-acre suburban campus featuring five academic schools. The university offers programs in fields of study ranging from anthropology to law and technology. The School of Professional and Continuing Studies (SCS) offers a Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies program with a major in information systems management and a Certificate in Information Systems.
The bachelor's degree program consists of 120 credit hours, including 30 credit hours in information systems. Core courses in this program include beginning and advanced Web design. A bachelor's degree is required for entrance into the 21-credit-hour Certificate in Information Systems program. It is designed for people who wish to either enter the field quickly or prepare for graduate studies. Some topics covered include Web design and development, advanced tools for Web design and development and project management.