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Graphic Design Schools in Iowa

There are six Iowa schools offering graphic design programs. 120 students graduated with degrees from Iowa graphic design schools in 2010. 115 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and five of all these students graduated with masters degrees.

Overview

On average, 122 students graduate from graphic design programs in this state every year. This accounts for 1% of students who US schools graduate from graphic design programs. Out of those, 115 students graduated with a bachelor's level graphic design degree and five with a degree at the master's level.

Six graphic design schools are in this state. Of these, while five schools are private, one school is public. While tuition at a public graphic design school is $6,997, private graphic design school tuition varies from $20,292 to $26,960.

Average tuition for graphic design programs is $17,644. The lowest tuition in this state, which is $6,997 each year, is at Iowa State University, while the highest tuition for graphic design programs, which is $26,960 every year, is at Drake University.

Schools in this state offer bachelors degrees and masters degrees in graphic design.

Graphic Design Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

On average, 122 students graduate from graphic design programs in this state every year. This accounts for 1% of students who US schools graduate from graphic design programs. Out of those, 115 students graduated with a bachelor's level graphic design degree and five with a degree at the master's level.

Graphic Design Program Completions in Iowa 2006 - 2010

  • Bachelor 2006: 106
  • Bachelor 2007: 103
  • Bachelor 2008: 117
  • Bachelor 2009: 129
  • Bachelor 2010: 115
  • Master 2006: 7
  • Master 2007: 8
  • Master 2008: 7
  • Master 2009: 7
  • Master 2010: 5

Graphic Design Program Availability in Iowa

Schools in Iowa offer a total of seven programs in graphic design. Of these programs, about 85.7% are programs at the bachelor's level. The remaining programs are degrees at the masters level.

Graphic Design Program Availability in Iowa

  • Bachelor: 6
  • Master: 1

Career Trends

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 22970
  • 25th Percentile: 28640
  • Median: 37170
  • 75th Percentile: 47600
  • 90th Percentile: 60310

Career Trends

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 32550
  • Median Salary 2007: 32820
  • Median Salary 2008: 35500
  • Median Salary 2009: 36690
  • Median Salary 2010: 37170
  • Total Employed 2006: 1940
  • Total Employed 2007: 2170
  • Total Employed 2008: 2210
  • Total Employed 2009: 2140
  • Total Employed 2010: 1960

Iowa vs National Graphic Design Employment

Iowa vs National Graphic Design Employment

  • Employed in Iowa: 1.020% (1960)

Graphic Design Schools in Iowa

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1. Briar Cliff University

3303 Rebecca St
Sioux City, IA 51104
(712) 279-5321

Briar Cliff University, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Sioux City, IA and Briar Cliff offers one program in graphic design. It is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa. It is the eighth biggest institution in the state of Iowa offering graphic design.

2. Grand View University

1200 Grandview Ave
Des Moines, IA 50316
(515) 263-2800

Grand View University, which is 1.4 miles from the center of the city, is located in Des Moines, IA and this school offers one program in graphic design. This school is one of 16 liberal arts colleges in Iowa. It is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering graphic design programs.

3. Saint Ambrose University

518 W Locust St
Davenport, IA 52803-2898
(563) 333-6000

Founded in 1882, Saint Ambrose University is a 4-year institution. St. Ambrose, which is 1.0 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Davenport, IA. This mid-sized school offers subjects such as language, political science, and technology. Students are offered 29 certificates, 75 bachelors level degrees, 23 degrees at the masters level, and two degrees at the doctoral level by it. 3,663 students sought degrees from the 95 programs at St. Ambrose in 2010. It is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission.

4. Iowa State University

3410 Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011-2030
(515) 294-5836

Iowa State University offers two graphic design programs. Out of those, ISU offers students one graphic design degree at the bachelor's level and one graphic design degree at the master's level. This big university, which is near the center of the city, is in Ames, IA. Iowa State is a public, 4-year, research institution. In terms of enrollment, it ranks second in the state of Iowa.

5. Drake University

2507 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311-4505
(515) 271-2011

Drake University offers one graphic design program and Drake, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Des Moines, IA. It is a 4-year research institution. It is the second oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering programs in graphic design.

6. Morningside College

1501 Morningside Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106-1751
(712) 274-5000

Morningside College offers one program in graphic design and this school, which is 2.7 miles from the center of the city, is in Sioux City, IA. Overall, 1,991 students seek degrees in 50 Morningside College programs. This school is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Iowa offering graphic design programs.

7. Mount Mercy University

1330 Elmhurst Dr NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402-4797
(319) 363-8213

Mount Mercy University offers one program in graphic design and Mount Mercy, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Cedar Rapids, IA. Overall, 1,643 students pursue degrees in 46 programs at this school. In terms of programs, this school is the seventh largest institution in the state of Iowa offering graphic design.