School and Ranking Information
Most of the schools in Philadelphia that offer Web design programs are for-profit institutions. Based on ranking, degree levels and student-to-faculty ratio, the following school is considered a top school in Philadelphia for Web design programs:
- Winner: Located in downtown Philadelphia, Drexel University is the largest school in the area with Web design degree programs. Compared to Philadelphia schools with Web design programs, Drexel is the only university providing both bachelor's and master's level Web design studies, and this school awards the highest number of bachelor's degrees in Web design each year. The Web design degree programs are offered through the university's Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design.
School Info Chart
|Ranking||#95 (tied) Best National Universities (2014)*|
|School Type||4-year, private not-for-profit|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $37,505**|
|Web Design Degrees Offered||Bachelor's and master's|
|Web Design Degrees Awarded (all levels) in 2012-2013||34**|
|Most Popular Web Design Degree Level in 2012-2013||Bachelor's (26 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2007 Entering Class||70%**|
|Noteworthy||One of the largest private universities in the U.S.***|
Sources: *U.S. News and World Report; **NCES College Navigator; ***Drexel University
- 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
- Co-op opportunities available
- Master's degree program focuses on hands-on training through completion of multiple student projects
Founded in 1891, Drexel University is a private, not-for-profit institution. The research university serves more than 26,000 students per year and offers more than 200 degree programs at the bachelor's, master's and doctoral levels. Nine academic colleges and four schools make up Drexel. The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design offers over 20 undergraduate and graduate degree programs that are intended to prepare students for careers in fields such as animation, graphic design and digital media. Among the offerings is a bachelor's degree in interactive digital media and a master's degree in digital media, both of which offer Web design studies.
In the Bachelor of Science in Interactive Digital Media program, students can explore creative Web design methods. Topics in digital content management are covered, and students learn to design mobile games and create Internet applications. Other courses cover Web services and systems, digital design tools, digital storytelling and production technologies. The Master of Science in Digital Media program is presented through classroom instruction, seminars and workshops and provides students with the opportunity to take courses addressing advanced animation and web content development.