Top School in Omaha for a Graphic Design Degree

Few schools in the Omaha area have top ranking graphic design programs. Read on to find out more about what these top schools have to offer for graphic design, as well as tuition and degree information.

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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.

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Category Creighton University
Rankings #1 among Regional Universities in the Midwest (2014)*
Location Omaha, Nebraska
School Type 4-year, private not-for-profit
Tuition & Fees (2013-2014) Undergrad: $34,330**
Graphic Design Degrees Offered Bachelor's
Graphic Design Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013 4**
Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class 76%**
Noteworthy One of 28 Jesuit postsecondary institutions in the United States***; named among the Top 400 universities in the world in the The Times Higher Education World University Rankings (2013)***

Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***Creighton University.

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.

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