School and Ranking Information
Many of the post-secondary institutions in or near Minneapolis that offer programs in Web design or related studies are for-profit institutions. Based on ranking and graduation rates among not-for-profit colleges offering Web design studies, the following school is considered a top school in the Minneapolis area for Web design programs:
- Winner: Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College is one of only two public schools within ten miles of downtown Minneapolis offering Web design courses. The highly-ranked school offers both Web design certificates and associate's degree programs in computer graphics and visualization, which includes study in Web design.
School Info Chart
|Category||Saint Paul College|
|Ranking||#1 among U.S. community colleges (2013)*|
|Location||Saint Paul, Minnesota|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $5,198**|
|Web Design Award Levels Offered||Certificate and associate's degree|
|Web Design Certificates and Computer Graphics Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||9**|
|Most Popular Web Design Award in 2012-2013||Certificate (6 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||20%**|
|Noteworthy||Web design and computer graphics students can join the school's chapter of the Association of Computing Machinery|
Sources: *Washington Monthly Magazine; **NCES College Navigator
Saint Paul College
- Articulation agreements with Minnesota universities allow computer graphics and visualization graduates to easily transfer to 4-year programs at Minnesota universities
- Full- and part-time schedules available
- Day, evening and Saturday classes offered for some programs
- In some cases, on-the-job training can be substituted for course credits
Saint Paul College is a 2-year public college offering more than 120 diploma, certificate and associate's degree programs to more than 6,000 students. Web design training at Saint Paul College is available through its Computer Graphics & Visualization Programs Division. It offers certificate and associate degree programs specializing in Web design, computer graphics and visualization technology.
In the 18-credit Certificate of Completion in Web Design program, students learn about digital photography, Internet fundamentals, client-side scripting, graphics and motion effects for websites. Students also learn to use Dreamweaver and Adobe Flash software applications. Associate of Science in Computer Graphics and Visualization students are introduced to computer science and the basics of Internet design. They also take courses in digital audio and video. Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Adobe Flash software applications are also discussed. The Associate of Applied Science in Visualization Technology program includes introductory courses in computer science, information systems and Web design. Remaining program coursework emphasizes technical training in digital animation and computer graphics, including a second sequence of courses in Flash, Photoshop and Dreamweaver applications.