Schools for Web Design in Corpus Christi, Texas
There are two public colleges within a 20-minute drive of downtown Corpus Christi that offer certificate and degree programs related to web design. This article looks at those schools and the programs they offer. Also included is a table of information about these institutions, such as tuition, enrollment, retention rates and graduation rates. This data is helpful when deciding on a school.
- Del Mar College offers an associate's degree program with a specialization in web development at its East Campus, just four miles from downtown Corpus Christi. Del Mar also offers a certificate program in digital media that includes coursework in web programming.
- Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, about eight miles from downtown, offers a media arts bachelor's degree with relevant coursework in web design.
Comparison of Schools
Students who are investigating colleges need to be aware of many factors. The following table makes it easy for them to compare schools.
|Del Mar College||Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi|
|School Type||2-year, public*||4-year, public*|
|Total Enrollment (2017)||11,476*||12,232*|
|Campus Setting||Large city||Large city|
|Tuition and Fees 2017-2018||$2,676 for in-district, $3,976 for in-state and $4,938 for out-of-state students*||$8,70 for in-state and $18,925 for out-of-state students*|
|Percent of First-Year Students Receiving Some Form of Financial Aid (2017)||72%*||72%*|
|Acceptance Rate (2017)||Open admissions*||60%*|
|Retention Rate (2017)||63% for full-time students*||59% for full-time students*|
|Graduation Rate||16% (for those who began their studies in 2014)*||36% (for those who began their studies in 2011)*|
Source: *College Navigator, National Center for Education Statistics.
Del Mar College
Del Mar College's associate's degree program in computer information systems has specializations in areas like computer programming and web development. Its certificate programs in digital media prepare students for careers in visual communications, web media development or multimedia. These programs are offered through the school's Department of Computer Science, Engineering and Advanced Technology.
Associate in Applied Science in Computer Information Systems
Courses in this 60-credit-hour program cover topics such as database programming, programming fundamentals, computer programming and machine language. The web development emphasis includes courses in topics like digital media, interface design, web authoring, PC operating systems and Internet server management. The fifth semester requires a capstone in the form of an internship in computer and information science.
Digital Media Advanced Certificate
Del Mar College's certificate program requires completion of 19 credit hours of study. The curriculum includes classes in web programming and digital media. Additional topics include Internet commerce, instructional media design and digital media courseware development.
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi's bachelor's program in media arts teaches students about the theories behind using new media technologies in communication as well as how to apply those new communication methods.
Bachelor of Arts in Media Arts
This major requires 39-45 credits of major coursework that can be spread across an emphasis in either media studies or media production. Students can choose from a variety of topics in areas like media industries, new media and communication, advanced production, graphic design and a media arts internship.