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Graphic Design Schools in Massachusetts

There are 19 schools in the state of Massachusetts offering graphic design programs. 372 students graduated from programs at Massachusetts graphic design schools in 2010. 280 of all these students graduated with bachelors degrees and 51 students graduated with associates degrees.

Overview

340 students graduate from graphic design programs in this state, on average, per year. This accounts for 3% of graphic design students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 22 students graduated with certificates in graphic design, 51 with an associate's level degree, 280 with a bachelor's level degree, and 19 with a degree at the master's level.

19 graphic design schools are located in this state. Of these, while 12 schools are private, seven schools are public. Tuition at a private graphic design school varies from $18,902 to $31,465, while tuition at a public graphic design school varies from $7,053 to $9,000.

Average tuition for programs in graphic design is $23,171. While the highest tuition for graphic design programs, which is $31,465 every year, is at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston, the lowest tuition in Massachusetts, which is $7,053 per year, is at Bridgewater State University.

Massachusetts graphic design schools offer certificates, associates degrees, bachelors degrees, and masters degrees.

Graphic Design Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

340 students graduate from graphic design programs in this state, on average, per year. This accounts for 3% of graphic design students who schools in the United States graduate. More specifically, 22 students graduated with certificates in graphic design, 51 with an associate's level degree, 280 with a bachelor's level degree, and 19 with a degree at the master's level.

Graphic Design Program Completions in Massachusetts 2006 - 2010

  • Certificate 2006: 17
  • Certificate 2007: 20
  • Certificate 2008: 14
  • Certificate 2009: 24
  • Certificate 2010: 22
  • Associate 2006: 53
  • Associate 2007: 85
  • Associate 2008: 69
  • Associate 2009: 63
  • Associate 2010: 51
  • Bachelor 2006: 166
  • Bachelor 2007: 207
  • Bachelor 2008: 210
  • Bachelor 2009: 210
  • Bachelor 2010: 280
  • Master 2006: 15
  • Master 2007: 15
  • Master 2008: 15
  • Master 2009: 19
  • Master 2010: 19

Graphic Design Program Availability in Massachusetts

Massachusetts schools offer a total of 28 graphic design programs. Of these programs, around 50% are bachelor's level programs. The remaining programs are certificates and degrees at the associates level and the masters level.

Graphic Design Program Availability in Massachusetts

  • Certificate: 6
  • Associate: 6
  • Bachelor: 14
  • Master: 2

Career Trends

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

Graphic Designers — Salary by Percentile

  • 10th Percentile: 30800
  • 25th Percentile: 37920
  • Median: 49380
  • 75th Percentile: 63140
  • 90th Percentile: 76430

Career Trends

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

Graphic Designers — Employment Trend

  • Median Salary 2006: 44410
  • Median Salary 2007: 46110
  • Median Salary 2008: 46880
  • Median Salary 2009: 48140
  • Median Salary 2010: 49380
  • Total Employed 2006: 4980
  • Total Employed 2007: 5320
  • Total Employed 2008: 5580
  • Total Employed 2009: 5420
  • Total Employed 2010: 5530

Massachusetts vs National Graphic Design Employment

Massachusetts vs National Graphic Design Employment

  • Employed in Massachusetts: 2.877% (5530)

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1. The Massachusetts College of Art and Design

621 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115-5882
(617) 879-7000

The Massachusetts College of Art and Design offers one program in graphic design and this college, which is 2.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Boston, MA. MassArt is one of 2 art colleges in Massachusetts. It ranks eighth in terms of enrollment in the state of Massachusetts.

2. The Montserrat College of Art

23 Essex Street
Beverly, MA 01915-4508
(978) 921-4242

The Montserrat College of Art is in the suburbs of Beverly, Massachusetts. Montserrat offers two programs in graphic design. Specifically, students are offered one certificate in graphic design by Montserrat and one graphic design degree at the bachelor's level. It is a 4-year institution. It is the second biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering graphic design in terms of programs.

3. The New England Institute of Art

10 Brookline Place West
Brookline, MA 02445-7295
(617) 739-1700

The New England Institute of Art offers one graphic design program and it is located in the suburbs of Brookline, Massachusetts. This specialized school is a for-profit 4-year institution.

4. Lasell College

1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 2466
(617) 243-2000

Lasell College, which is near the heart of downtown, is located in Newton, MA and it offers one graphic design program. This school is the fourth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering graphic design programs.

5. The School of the Museum of Fine Arts - Boston

230 The Fenway
Boston, MA 02115-5596
(617) 267-6100

The School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston is 2.3 miles from the heart of downtown and it offers one program in graphic design. It is one of 2 art colleges in Massachusetts. SMFA is the oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering programs in graphic design.

6. Curry College

1071 Blue Hill Ave
Milton, MA 02186-2395
(617) 333-2900

Curry College is in the suburbs of Milton, Massachusetts and it offers one graphic design program. This small school is a 4-year institution. This school ranks fifth in terms of enrollment in the state of Massachusetts.

7. Gibbs College - Boston

126 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 2116
(617) 578-7100x7193

Gibbs College-Boston is near the center of the city and it offers one program in graphic design. 296 students pursue degrees in 14 programs at this school, overall. This school is the sixth biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering graphic design.

8. Mount Wachusett Community College

444 Green St
Gardner, MA 01440-1000
(978) 632-6600

Mount Wachusett Community College offers two graphic design programs. Of those, this college offers students one certificate in graphic design and one associate's level degree in graphic design. It is in Gardner, Massachusetts, where students can enjoy a rural setting. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering graphic design in terms of programs.

9. Quinsigamond Community College

670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, MA 01606-2092
(508) 853-2300

Quinsigamond Community College, which is 3.6 miles from the center of the city, is located in Worcester, MA and this college offers one graphic design program. It is a public 2-year institution. It is the third oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering programs in graphic design.

10. Becker College

61 Sever St
Worcester, MA 01609-2165
(508) 791-9241

Becker College, which is near the heart of downtown, is in Worcester, MA and Becker College offers one graphic design program. Overall, 1,793 students pursue degrees in 28 Becker College programs. Becker College is the tenth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering graphic design.

11. Assumption College

500 Salisbury St
Worcester, MA 01609-1296
(508) 767-7000

Assumption College offers two programs in graphic design. Specifically, students are offered one graphic design certificate by this school and one bachelor's level graphic design degree. Assumption, which is 2.5 miles from the heart of downtown, is located in Worcester, MA. It is one of 27 liberal arts colleges in Massachusetts. This liberal arts college is the largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering graphic design in terms of programs.

12. North Shore Community College

1 Ferncroft Rd
Danvers, MA 01923-0840
(978) 762-4000x4350

North Shore Community College is in the suburbs of Danvers, Massachusetts. It offers two programs in graphic design. Specifically, it offers students one graphic design certificate and one degree at the associate's level in graphic design. 7,985 students pursue degrees in 66 North Shore Community College programs, overall. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks fourth in the state of Massachusetts.

13. Emmanuel College

400 The Fenway
Boston, MA 2115
(617) 735-9715

Emmanuel College, which is near the center of the city, is located in Boston, MA and it offers one graphic design program. 2,520 students pursue degrees in 37 programs at this school, overall. Emmanuel is the seventh biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering graphic design in terms of programs.

14. Suffolk University

8 Ashburton Pl Beacon Hill
Boston, MA 02108-2770
(617) 573-8000

Suffolk University is located in the center of Boston. SU offers two programs in graphic design. Specifically, it offers one graphic design degree at the bachelor's level to students and one graphic design degree at the master's level. This medium-sized school is a 4-year institution. This school is the fourth largest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering graphic design.

15. Bridgewater State University

131 Summer Street
Bridgewater, MA 2325
(508) 531-1000

Bridgewater State University offers one graphic design program and it is located in the suburbs of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. 11,201 students pursue degrees in 147 BSU programs, overall. It is the third biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering graphic design.

16. Cape Cod Community College

2240 Iyannough Rd
West Barnstable, MA 02668-1599
(508) 362-2131

Cape Cod Community College, which is 2.0 miles from the center of the city, is located in West Barnstable, MA and this college offers one graphic design program. Overall, 4,482 students pursue degrees in 65 Cape Cod Community College programs. In terms of enrollment, this college ranks third in the state of Massachusetts.

17. Anna Maria College

50 Sunset Lane
Paxton, MA 01612-1198
(508) 849-3300

Anna Maria College, which is very close to Paxton, Massachusetts, is in a rural area and AMC offers one program in graphic design. This school is a 4-year institution. In terms of programs, it is the biggest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering graphic design.

18. Newbury College - Brookline

129 Fisher Ave
Brookline, MA 2445
(617) 730-7000

Newbury College-Brookline is in the suburbs of Brookline, Massachusetts and it offers one program in graphic design.

19. Massasoit Community College

One Massasoit Boulevard
Brockton, MA 02302-3996
(508) 588-9100

Massasoit Community College offers one graphic design program and this college is located in the suburbs of Brockton, Massachusetts. It is one of 15 community colleges in Massachusetts. This community college is the fifth oldest institution in the state of Massachusetts offering programs in graphic design.