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Top School for Becoming a Web Designer - Washington, DC

Students interested in studying web design in Washington, DC, have many schools to choose from. Read about one top local school's degree programs and tuition info to find the right one for you.

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School and Ranking Information

The majority of the schools that offer programs in web design in the Washington, DC, area are private, 4-year colleges. Of those, the following school was picked as the number one choice for web design based on tuition, program accessibility, and faculty-to-student ratio:

  • Winner: The University of Maryland - University College, located 6.3 miles from Washington, DC, in Adelphi, Maryland, has a digital media and web technology undergraduate program for students who want to become professional web designers.

School Info Chart

Category University of Maryland - University College
Location Adelphi, MD
School Type 4-year; public
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $6,552 (in-state); $12,336 (out-of-state)*
Digital Media and Web Technology Degrees Offered Bachelor's
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 3%*
Noteworthy Digital media and web technology program is entirely online**

Sources: *NCES College Navigator, **University of Maryland - University College

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University of Maryland - University College

  • Interested students may also minor in digital media and web technology
  • Students can work in a variety of settings after graduation, including web programming, animation and graphic design
  • The university offers 24-hour tech support, so students can receive help whenever they need it

The University of Maryland - University College (UMUC) is a large suburban school with over 42,000 undergraduate students. With extensive distance learning and online courses, UMUC offers students flexibility and convenience along with high academic standards. Students enjoy a student-to-faculty ratio of 17 to 1.

The comprehensive digital media and web technology undergraduate program gives students an overview of digital media and web design. Required courses include fundamentals of digital media, introduction to interactive design and principles of web design and technology. Students also learn several web design languages, including Visual Basic .NET, JavaScript, PHP and XML.

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