School and Ranking Information
There are only three institutions within ten miles of Omaha that offer graphic design studies. Of the two schools located directly in Omaha, one is a for-profit school. Based on school rankings, location and student-to-faculty ratio, the following university is considered a top school for graphic design in Omaha:
- Winner: Creighton University is the only 4-year university located directly in Omaha that has graphic design programs. This private not-for-profit institution awards a bachelor's degree in this field through its College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Journalism, Media & Computing.
School Info Chart
|Rankings||#104 among National Unversities (2020)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2019-2020)||Undergrad: $41,400**|
|Graphic Design Degrees Offered||Bachelor's|
|Graphic Design Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2018-2019||5**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2013 Entering Class||81%**|
|Noteworthy||One of 28 Jesuit postsecondary institutions in the United States***; named one of the top 10 big-city colleges in the Midwest by Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings (2019-2020)***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***Creighton University.
- 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Integrative curriculum combines studies in journalism, communications and fine arts
- Offers graphic design students the opportunity to work on projects for actual businesses in Omaha
Creighton University is a private, Jesuit university located near the downtown business district of Omaha, Nebraska, which is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Founded in 1898, it is divided into nine undergraduate, graduate and professional schools and colleges. The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and oldest college in the school. Students can choose from among the college's more than 50 majors, one of which is a bachelor's degree program in graphic design.
Courses within the Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design program focus on digital video, Web design, media ethics, typography and interactive media design. Students are also required to complete core journalism courses in professional writing, information concepts and computer science. They can also partake in a visual communications internship, where they work at supervised graphic design jobs. Students in this program are also able to work towards earning Apple certification in Final Cut Pro at one of the school's Apple Authorized Training Centers.