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|
|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
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.