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Career Summary

MEDIAN SALARY

$72,150

PERCENT ABOVE NATIONAL
INCOME AVERAGE

48.63%

TOTAL SECTOR EMPLOYMENT

129,540

Degree Median Salary vs Adjacent Degree Types

Source: BLS, US Census, and IPEDS

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Tulane University of Louisiana, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of educational opportunities, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in New Orleans, Louisiana, it offers an urban setting for students to study in. Tulane University of Louisiana has a yearly student enrollment of around twelve thousand.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Public Administration And Social Services

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. Most common scores among applicants admitted to this school are within the range of 29 - 32 for the ACT exam, or 1880 - 2130 for the SAT exam. Only 25 percent of applicants are admitted to the school due to the high volume of applicants for the limited enrollment spots. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $48,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and as such students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to understand their personalized cost estimate of attendance. Student housing is available for students, which costs around $6,700 for the year. This school may provide financial aid for students that are eligible in the form of grants and loans.

Athletic programs are available at Tulane University of Louisiana through the NCAA, allowing students to participate in intercollegiate athletics. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)

Students can take a look at the school's http://www.tulane.edu to see additional information.

Acceptance Rate

12.87

Student to Faculty Ratio

8:1

New York University's main campus is located in Greenwich Village. It is a private, non-sectarian, research university and the largest non-profit institution of higher learning in the US. Study abroad facilities are located in a wide variety of countries around the globe. New sites are planned for Abu Dhabi in 2010 and Washington DC in 2012.

History

New York University was established on April 18, 1831 by bankers, merchants and traders in order to provide young men with a higher education. They were to be admitted on merit alone, with no focus on social status or birthright.

On April 12, 1831, the New York State Legislature gave the school its charter and it was incorporated as the University of the City of New York. The name was changed to New York University in 1896 by popular demand. The first students were welcomed in 1832 and attended classes in rented rooms of Clinton Hall.

Academics

New York University is ranked 22nd of the world's top universities by the Global University Ranking. It is made up of 16 colleges, institutions and schools. When the university was founded, the only school was the College of Arts and Science.

Undergraduate schools include:

  • Education of Human Development
  • Gallatin School of Individualized Study
  • School of Social Work
  • Stunhardt School of Culture
  • Polytechnic Institute of New York University
  • Stern School of Business
  • Tisch School of Arts

Postgraduate schools include:

  • Institute of Fine Arts
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Dentistry
  • Institute of Study of the Ancient World
  • School of Law
  • Courant School of Mathematical Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Continuing and Professional Studies
  • Graduate School of Arts and Science
  • Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

New York University is the only private university in the US with two medical schools, as it also awards the degrees for Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Campuses

New York State University's buildings are situated on approximately 229 acres between 14th Street in the north, Broadway on the east, Avenue of the Americas to the west and Houston Street to the south. Washington Square Park is the core of New York University's buildings and has been since 1970. The Washington Square Arch is the unofficial symbol of the University.

During the 1990s, New York University became a double square university when a second community was established around Union Square. Other campuses and facilities include but are not limited to:

  • Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • New York University Medical Center
  • Belleview Hospital Center

Athletics

New York University's sports teams are known as the Violets. Their colors are violet and white. Dictated by geography and history, Columbia University are their rival. The University's team mascot is the bobcat. Most of New York University's sport teams participate in the University Athletic Association and the NCAA's Division III.

Student Life

The governing student body at New York University is the Student Senators Council. The University has more than 350 clubs and organizations for students on campus. These include fraternities, sororities, sports teams and those that focus on arts, culture and entertainment.

New York University first formed a Greek community in 1837. Greek  life at New York University is governed by four boards.

Community Life

New York is known as The City That Never Sleeps and there is much to see and do. Take in a festival, enjoy nightlife, enjoy a Broadway show or visit Rockefeller Center or Central Park.

There are an abundance of free venues, such as Central Park Stage, Brooklyn Museum, BB King Blues Club and Grill, Studio Museum of Harlem, Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum. Be sure to check times for free admission and also check out other free venues. There's something for everyone in New York City.

Acceptance Rate

16.2

Student to Faculty Ratio

9:1

The University of Georgia (UGA) is a highly diversified research university located in Athens, Georgia.  There are many international students at UGA, as well as nationals and locals from within the state of Georgia.

The UGA offers bachelor's, master's, doctoral and professional degrees in a broad range of majors including the arts, humanities, social sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, agricultural and environmental sciences, business, ecology, environmental design, family and consumer sciences forest resources, journalism and mass communication, education, law, pharmacy, public health, social work and veterinary medicine.

There are many continuing education students at UGA, and the university encourages economic and social development as well as community involvement through its experiment stations and programs in public service and technology transfer.

History

Georgia was the first state in the U.S. to charter at state-supported university in 1785. Studying a curriculum of traditional classical studies, the first class graduated in 1804. The curriculum expanded in 1843 to include law, and much later to include agriculture and mechanical arts. Through the years, sixteen colleges and schools were established within the UGA to provide programs in teaching, research and service.  Today, the UGA is part of the University System of Georgia, and governed by the board of regents.

Academics

The UGA follows the semester academic calendar, with fall, spring and summer semesters.

There are 22 bachelor's degrees offered at UGA with concentrations in 140 fields. The university offers 34 master's degrees (124 concentrations), and nearly 20 Educational Specialist degrees.  There are four different doctoral degree designations (Ph.D., Ed.D., D.M.A. and D.P.A.) offered in 91 areas.  Professional degrees at UGA include law, pharmacy, and veterinary medicine.

UGA also offers more than 170 Study Abroad or Foreign Exchange programs.

The university's OASIS program allows you to register for classes, view class schedules and student-related information online.

UGA also has several Distance Learning degrees and certificates including a Master of Education in Adult Education and graduate-level certificates in Pharmacy, among others.  The UGA offers "e-Learning" programs in various departments with Web-based classroom materials and an online learning management system.

Colleges and Schools

The University of Georgia has 16 schools and colleges offering many degree programs, including some interdisciplinary options.

Schools and Colleges at UGA:

  • Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business
  • Ecology
  • Education
  • Environment and Design
  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Graduate School
  • Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Law
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health
  • Public and International Affairs
  • Social Work
  • Veterinary Medicine

Student Life

UGA requires its first-year students to live on campus through their first academic year to get the complete university experience.  There are many residence halls to choose from among several campus communities: Brumby Community, Creswell Community, East Campus Village, Hill Community, Myers Community, Reed Community and Russell Community.

There are many programs available to UGA students that encourage involvement and participation on campus.  The Office of Multicultural Services and Programs celebrates its diverse population and people of color by promoting student leadership and academic achievement.

UGA has many facilities for student health and recreation, including recreational sports and the GORP program, which offers special excursions in hiking, climbing, riding, rafting sailing, and more, for students of all levels.

The Office of Student Affairs has information about the many student groups, clubs, societies and organizations that students can participate in.

Fraternities and Sororities

There are 59 national fraternities and sororities at UGA, and "Greek Life" has been a strong tradition at the university for more than 150 years. The Greek groups at UGA organize and coordinate many annual events and provide leadership for many educational and community programs.

Traditions

The University of Georgia has a long history of traditions, many of which have been made famous in books and movies.  The school's athletics teams have been named the "Bulldogs" since the school was founded and many news reports about sports games at the UGA have made the Bulldogs high profile.  The UGA mascot bulldog, named "Uga," appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, and in the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."

Another tradition at the UGA is the ringing of the chapel bell on campus after a Bulldog football team victory.

There is an Arch located on the Northern section of the University of Georgia campus that freshman were traditionally forbidden to walk under.  Although this tradition is no longer enforced, some freshmen still honor the tradition.

Athletics

The University of Georgia's intercollegiate athletics programs ranks among the top 10 in the U.S.  Its Bulldogs teams have won national championships for the past several years in many sports including women's gymnastics, men's tennis, women's swimming and diving, tennis, equestrian and golf.  The women's basketball team is referred to as "The Georgia Lady Bulldogs."

Intercollegiate Sports at UGA:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Equestrian
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

The University of Georgia's main campus is in Athens, Georgia, and offers undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees through its 16 schools and colleges.  The UGA also offers many undergraduate and graduate degrees, and continuing education programs through its satellite campuses elsewhere in Georgia:

  • UGA Gwinnett Campus
  • UGA Griffin Campus
  • UGA Tifton Campus
  • UGA Terry College of Business

Community Life

Community outreach and service is a large part of the University of Georgia's mission.  The UGA has a long history of service to Georgia, and has many public service programs that allow students to work in communities throughout the state on economic development, K-12 education, leadership, professional education and training, as well as research for state agencies.

The community of Georgia, Athens provides ample opportunities for students to find entertainment and explore. There are many art galleries and music and theatre performances on and off campus. The attractive downtown area of Athens offers numerous shops, restaurants, cafes and taverns, helping to make this one of the "Best College Towns" in the United States.

Acceptance Rate

45.3

Student to Faculty Ratio

17:1

SCU is a nonprofit private institution that has many majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in Santa Clara, California, in a predominantly urban area. The school maintains a Roman Catholic affiliation, which is evident in the role it plays in program curriculums and daily life at the school. Nearly 8,700 students enroll at SCU per year.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Santa Clara University offers:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Engineering Technology
  • Communications And Journalism

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. The majority of students accepted to SCU earn an SAT score within the range of 1150 to 1350, or an ACT score within the range of 26 to 30. An estimated 60 percent of all applicant were admitted at Santa Clara University, with 19 percent of those admitted choosing to attend.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $43,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to visit the school's price of attendance calculator to better understand their cost of attendance. Santa Clara University may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that are eligible in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The SCU "Broncos" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Rowing (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Students should take a look at the school's http://www.scu.edu to see additional information.

Acceptance Rate

48.82

Student to Faculty Ratio

10:1

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is the top-ranking public research university in New England, and is considered one of the best universities in the nation. UConn offers undergraduate degrees in more than 100 majors, graduate degrees in 86 areas of research and professional practice, and five professional degrees (J.D., LL.M., M.D., D.M.D., Pharm.D.)

UConn is a Carnegie Foundation Research University, and has a wide range of research activities in more than 100 research centers and institutes. Many of the research outcomes from the UConn drive business development and improve quality of life in the area and beyond.

The faculty at UConn has an excellent reputation, and there are many opportunities for student-faculty collaboration. There are many merit-based scholarships available.

History

The University of Connecticut was founded in 1881 as the "Storrs Agricultural School," thanks to the gift of property and money for equipment and supplies from brothers Charles and Augustus Storrs. The school opened with three faculty members and 12 students.

Later renamed the "University of Connecticut," the university has since grown to include 13 schools and colleges at its main campus in Storrs, as well as five regional campuses throughout Connecticut, and Schools of Law and Social Work in Hartford, and Schools of Medicine and Dentistry in Farmington.

Academics

The academic calendar for the University of Connecticut follows the semester format, with fall and spring semesters, as well as summer "sessions."

Colleges and Schools

  • College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  • School of Business
  • School of Dental Medicine
  • Neag School of Education
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Fine Arts
  • Graduate School
  • School of Law
  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • School of Medicine
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Pharmacy
  • Ratcliffe Hicks School of Agriculture
  • School of Social Work

Student Life

There are more than 400 student clubs and organizations on campus at the UConn, with many different interests represented. Students who wish to start their own student organization at UConn are encouraged to do so. There are many opportunities for involvement in leadership, community outreach and service, student government, intramural sports, cultural groups, and more. There are also many local chapters of national fraternities and sororities that are active on the UConn campus.

There are many student services available on the UConn campus, including career services, counseling and mental health services, health services, international affairs, study buddy program, and more.

On campus living is available, as well as a range of dining services.

Traditions

The UConn school colors are blue and white, and the school mascot is the husky dog.


Athletics

The UConn "Huskies" athletic teams compete in several intercollegiate sports, including:

Men's Sports:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Ice Hockey
  • Soccer
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field 

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
  • Volleyball

Satellite Campuses

In addition to its main campus in Storrs, Connecticut, the University of Connecticut has five regional campuses in the cities of Avery Point, Greater Hartford, Stamford, Torrington and Waterbury. Additionally, UConn has a School of Law and Graduate Business Learning Center in Hartford, a School of Social Work at its Greater Hartford Campus, and a Health Center in Farmington.

Community Life

Public engagement is a major component of the University of Connecticut's mission. The university supports and encourages public service among its faculty and students, and has many outreach, service-learning and partnership programs and activities. UConn regularly collaborates with local businesses and organizations to make improvements that positively impact daily life in the metro areas around the Northeast and other regions.

Acceptance Rate

49.42

Student to Faculty Ratio

16:1

About
The University of California - Santa Cruz, located in Santa Cruz, California, was founded in 1965, though plans for the school date as early as 1930. The school is a member of the University of California System, one of the largest college systems in the United States. The campus was placed in Santa Cruz over competing San Jose due to the locations beauty, but the remote nature of the location required the construction of residential housing by the school. The school was designed to offer a small liberal arts college feel with the resources of a full research institution.

Campus
The northern part of the campus has remained undeveloped and forested, allowing for hiking trails and is used as a residential area for recreational vehicles. The school is bordered by the Santa Cruz Mountains, Harvey West Park, and the Pogonip Open Space Preserve. The campus is connected by footbridges allowing for quick travel and his home to student built shrines made from detritus from the woods. Several natural points of interest exist throughout the campus, including the Porter Caves. The school's proximity to nature and open minded atmosphere provide a unique atmosphere for learning.

Academics
University of California - Santa Cruz offers a large number of majors, allowing students to choose the program of study that best suits their future academic and professional goals. Students will take courses related to their major as well as general education requirements, some may choose to take elective courses outside of their area of study or pursue a minor degree which provide additional educational opportunities outside their major. Graduate programs are also available, having separate requirements for admission including an undergraduate degree.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
Students interested in enrollment at UC Santa Cruz may qualify for admission by meeting one of three requirements. The first is earning a GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for out of state applicants), the second is being in the top 9% of one's graduating class, and the third is having earned extremely high standardized test scores. Students must submit a completed application for admission, along with essay, transcripts and test scores which will be reviewed by the admissions committee. Once a decision is rendered, the student will be notified and provided the necessary for beginning their college experience. Graduate students must have an undergraduate degree and most programs require a high GRE score to be considered for admission. California residents are given enrollment priority.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Students in need of financial assistance must obtain a federal PIN and submit a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the resulting student aid report (SAR) from which will be used to determine financial need, program eligibility and monetary awards. Financial aid must be reapplied for at the start of each academic year, and may be asked to provide additional financial documentation to verify the accuracy of the SAR prior to the disbursement of funds.

Athletics
The UCSC Banana Slugs participate in intercollegiate athletics through the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. Intercollegiate athletics provide students with the opportunity to participate in healthy competition with rival schools on a controlled environment, learning skills and habits that are useful in one's person, academic and professional life. These include teamwork, discipline, and good health habits. Students will also experience the camaraderie associated with experiencing the shared successes and failures with their teammates. Students are encouraged to participate in tryouts, which take place throughout the year for varying sports. Dates, times and forms may be obtained through the athletic department.

Athletic programs offered:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Swimming
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Acceptance Rate

51.31

Student to Faculty Ratio

19:1

The New School is a nonprofit private school that has a large number of majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in New York, New York, in a predominantly urban area. Approximately 11,000 students are enrolled per year at The New School. Students can select from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Communications And Journalism
To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit high school records and test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions officials. Either the ACT or SAT exam must be taken in order to apply to The New School. Scores between 22 to 27 on the ACT or 1510 to 1875 on the SAT are needed to increase the chance of acceptance. 69% of applicants are admitted to this school, of which 32 percent choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here. The cost of tuition is approximately $42,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and as such students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to identify their costs. Housing is available for students, which costs approximately $13,000 for the year. This school may help with costs by offering financial aid for students who qualify in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans.

Acceptance Rate

57.34

Student to Faculty Ratio

10:1

SHU is a nonprofit private institution located in Fairfield, CT and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. The school's Roman Catholic affiliation is one of its defining characteristics and plays an important role within the school's curriculum. Over 6,200 students enroll at Sacred Heart University per year. Students can choose from a few areas of study, including:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Health And Clinical Professions
The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions officials. Roughly 60 percent of all applicant were accepted at this school, with 20 percent of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here. Undergraduate tuition is approximately $36,000 annually, though it may vary based on different types of circumstances. Students should check the school's net price calculator to find what your personalized cost of attendance would be. Housing may be available for students that would like to live on-campus for around a cost of $10,000 annually. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements. The SHU "Pioneers" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Athletic programs offered may include:
  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Fencing (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division I-AA)
To see a full list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please take a look at the school's website at www.sacredheart.edu.

Acceptance Rate

63.92

Student to Faculty Ratio

13:1

Illinois Institute of Technology provides a variety of degree programs for students to assist them in their growth and development. The school is located in Chicago, Illinois and operated as a private institution. Enrollment at Illinois Institute of Technology is nearly 7,800 per year.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Engineering
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Computer And Information Sciences

To be considered for admissions, applicants may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. Most common scores among students accepted to IIT are in the range of 24 - 31 on the ACT, or 1666 - 1988 on the SAT. 64% of those students that apply are accepted to IIT, of which 29% choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition is close to $38,000, but may change per year. Students are encouraged to use the school's price of attendance calculator to better understand their cost of attending this school. Housing is available on-campus for students. The yearly cost of housing is around $5,900. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the required requirements.

The Illinois Institute of Technology Scarlet Hawks participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, as part of the NAIA organization. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Track & Field (NAIA Division I)
  • Soccer (NAIA Division I)
  • Swimming and Diving (NAIA Division I)

To see a full list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, student services, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.iit.edu.

Acceptance Rate

60.23

Student to Faculty Ratio

12:1

North Central College, located in Naperville, Illinois, is a private liberal arts college founded in 1861 and originally known as Plainfield College. The school has had two name and location changes over the years, with the final one taking place in 1926. The school is located the a 19th century settlement that is considered among the best places to live in America. The picturesque backdrop provides a quaint atmosphere for students while maintaining and active downtown city life through family owned shops and fine dining establishments. The school is dedicated to educating its students so that may become informed and productive members of society.

Academics

North Central College provides students with a liberal arts education that allows students to choose from one of 55 offered majors. Such programs take approximately four years to complete and blend a mix of elective, general education, and lower and upper division courses to form a curriculum. Students may also choose to take on additional courses and earn a minor degree in an additional area of study. Minor degrees are useful for exploring secondary interests or studying an area that augments one's major. Graduate level programs are also available.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrollment at North Central are encouraged to visit the campus and meet with an advisor prior to submitting an application for admission. Students may submit a physical or digital copy of the application, and the information provided, along with transcripts and tests scores, will be used to determine if a student will be admitted for the following fall semester.

Students will also participate in an admissions interview, the substance of which will also be taken into consideration when determining enrollment. Application are reviewed and responded to as promptly as possible, with admitted students receiving confirmation and additional information to start their academic careers. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarship. Student in need of financial assistance must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) prior to the start of each academic year in order to be considered.

Acceptance Rate

53.64

Student to Faculty Ratio

14:1

Beacon College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Leesburg, Florida, which is a predominantly suburban area. The school enrolls 140 students per year, allowing for smaller more engaging class sizes. Students may select from a few areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Computer
  • Human Services
  • Liberal Arts
To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to complete an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school transcripts, which are then studied by admissions staff. An estimated 60 percent of all students that applied were admitted at this school, with 41 percent of those admitted choosing to attend. The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $32,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and as such students should visit the school's net price calculator to get a better idea of their costs. Housing may be available for those who wish to live on-campus for a cost of $5,700 per year. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is typically offered as grants or student loans. To see a full list of academic programs offered, enrollment information, student services, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.beaconcollege.edu.

Acceptance Rate

50.7

Student to Faculty Ratio

11:1

Union University is a nonprofit private college that has a fair number of majors and degree programs available for students to choose from. The school is located in Jackson, Tennessee, in a predominantly urban area. The Southern Baptist affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Union University has a yearly student enrollment of around four thousand.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Education
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies

The admissions process begins with the submission of an application, student records, and standardized test scores, which are then reviewed by the admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam is required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 1040 - 1320 on the SAT and within the range of 23 - 28 on the ACT is typical among students admitted to this school. Approximately 80% of all applicant were accepted at this school, with 35% of those admitted choosing to enroll. More information from the admissions office can be found here.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $26,000 for the year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students may check the school's price of attendance calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. On-campus housing is available for students and costs about $7,500 each year. Students at this school may qualify for aid which is usually loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The mascot for Union University is the "Bulldogs", and they participate in intercollegiate athletics through oversight by the NAIA. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NAIA Division I)
  • Basketball (NAIA Division I)
  • Golf (NAIA Division I)
  • Soccer (NAIA Division I)

Students may visit the school's http://www.uu.edu to see additional information.

Acceptance Rate

52.72

Student to Faculty Ratio

10:1

Quinnipiac University provides a variety of program options for students to guide them in their growth and development. The school is located in Hamden, CT and operated as a private institution. Nearly eight thousand students enroll at Quinnipiac University yearly.

Here is a list of some of the popular programs Quinnipiac University offers:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Communications And Journalism

Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, transcripts, records, test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the school. The most common test scores among students accepted to Quinnipiac University are within the range of 22 to 26 for the ACT exam, or 1500 to 1780 on the SAT exam. This school has an acceptance rate of around 63 percent of which only 13 percent decided to enroll. More information on admissions can be found at quinnipiac.edu.

Tuition is approximately $40,000 per year, though it may change based on different types of circumstances. Students should visit the school's net price calculator to determine a more personalized cost estimate. Some students at this school may be eligible for financial aid, which is typically offered as scholarships, grants, and loans.

The mascot for Quinnipiac University is the "Bobcats", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through oversight by the NCAA. Sports available:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Acceptance Rate

70.12

Student to Faculty Ratio

14:1

Juniata College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, which is a predominantly rural area. Approximately 1,600 students are enrolled yearly at Juniata College. Here is a list of some of the popular programs Juniata College offers:

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Social Sciences
The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions office. A SAT or ACT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores in a range of 1590 to 1900 on the SAT and within the range of 23 to 28 on the ACT is typical among students accepted to this school. This school accepts around 70% of applicants annually. Of those students admitted, about 24% of students registered for enrollment. More information from the admissions office can be found at juniata.edu. Undergraduate tuition is approximately $37,000 for the year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's price of attendance calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. Housing may be available for students who wish to live on-campus for around a cost of $5,400 each year. Students enrolled at this school may qualify for aid which is generally scholarships, grants, and loans. The Juniata College "Eagles" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Available sports offered may include but not limited to:
  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
  • Football (NCAA Division III)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division III)
Contact information, admission forms, areas of study, and more may be viewed on school's website at www.juniata.edu.

Acceptance Rate

70.78

Student to Faculty Ratio

11:1

Butler University is a nonprofit private institution located in Indianapolis, Indiana and provides a large number of educational opportunities for students. Over four thousand students enroll at Butler University per year. Areas of study offered at Butler University include but are not limited to:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Education
  • Physical Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
To be considered for admissions, applicants may be required to fill out an application, provide letters of recommendations, and submit school records, which are then reviewed by admissions officials. Either the SAT or ACT exam must be taken in order to apply to this school. Scores within the range of 25 - 30 on the ACT or 1590 - 1880 on the SAT are needed to increase the chance of getting accepted. This school has an acceptance rate of 61% of which only 16% decided to attend. More information on admissions can be found from the school's site or by requesting information here. The cost of tuition is nearly $35,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and therefore students should visit the school's tuition calculator to get a better idea of their costs. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is estimated to be $5,700. Students at this school may be eligible for aid which is generally grants and loans. The Butler University "Bulldogs" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Sports available may include but not limited to:
  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
Students may visit the Butler University website to see a complete list of areas of study, financial aid details, and more that is available at this school.

Acceptance Rate

73.17

Student to Faculty Ratio

11:1

Harding University is a nonprofit private school that has many majors available for students to choose from. The school is located in Searcy, AR, in a predominantly rural area. The Churches of Christ affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Approximately 6,700 students enroll at Harding University per year. Areas of study available at Harding University include but are not limited to:

  • Education
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Health And Clinical Professions
The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions staff. Either the SAT or ACT exam can be taken in order to be able to apply to this school. Scores within the range of 22 - 28 on the ACT or 1000 - 1260 on the SAT are recommended to increase the chance of admission. Harding University admits roughly 70% of applicants. Of those applicants accepted, about 66% registered for enrollment. More information from the admissions office can be found at harding.edu. The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $16,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and as such students should visit the school's tuition calculator to identify their costs. Housing may be available for those that want to live on-campus for a cost of $3,300 annually. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements. The Harding University Bison participate in several athletic programs, with competitions managed and overseen by the NCAA. Available sports offered may include but not limited to:
  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
Students should visit the Harding University website to see a complete list of areas of study, programs, admissions information, and more that is available at this school.

Acceptance Rate

61.34

Student to Faculty Ratio

16:1

Hampshire College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Amherst, MA, which is a predominantly rural area. Enrollment at Hampshire College exceeds a thousand annually.

Students may select from many areas of study, including:

  • English Language And Literature
  • Visual And Performing Arts
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Students applying for admission are generally required to submit an application, transcripts, records, standardized test scores and any requested personal statements, which will then be reviewed by the admissions committee. Students may take either the ACT or SAT exam scores to be considered for admissions to this school. A score between 1710 - 2020 on the SAT, or 25 - 29 for the ACT is common among accepted students. Hampshire College accepts approximately 70 percent of students applying. Of those accepted, around 20 percent registered for enrollment. More information on admissions can be found here.

Tuition is approximately $47,000 per year, though it may vary based on different types of circumstances. Students may check the school's price of attendance calculator to get a more personalized estimate of costs. School housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is estimated to be $7,800. Students enrolled at Hampshire College may qualify for aid which is generally grants and loans.

Students can visit the school's http://www.hampshire.edu to view additional information.

Acceptance Rate

1.97

Student to Faculty Ratio

10:1

Creighton University, located in Omaha, Nebraska, was founded in 1878 through a $100,000 donation by Mary Lucretia Leighton on behalf of herself and her late husband Edward Leighton to found a college or university. The school was founded with a Jesuit foundation, and operates today with Jesuit Catholic principles as its guiding ideal. The university was maintained and grew under the supervision of Edward Creighton's younger brother John, whose work with the institution allowed him to become a Knight of the Holy Roman Empire by Pope Leo XII in 1895. The school is one of 22 Jesuit institutions operating in the United States, and as a Jesuit institution it is dedicated to the pursuit of truth and the positive development of its students so that they may become competent, conscientious, and compassionate.

Academics

Creighton University offers a large number of majors and minors, allowing students to pursue academic and career interests that suit them best. These programs result in a bachelor's degree and are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Graduate programs are also available, requiring students who wish to enter them to have a minimum of a bachelor's degree. The graduate program has over 20 programs of study.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Applicants to Creighton University are admitted based on their academic performance, standardized test scores, the courses taken in high school, their extracurricular activities, personal statement and high school counselor evaluation. Admissions officers will weigh the various pieces of information and make a decision regarding acceptance and enrollment. Once the decision is final the student will be notified and, if accepted, additional information will be sent to assist in the enrollment process.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of aid must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine eligibility and awards. Students may be asked to provide additional information and documentation by the school in order to obtain a better understanding of the students needs, and to properly disburse awards.

Athletics

The Creighton University Bluejays participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Missouri Valley Conference. Athletics allow students another method for obtaining success, and provides students a healthy forum to entertain one's competitive nature. Additionally students will develop skills such as discipline, teamwork and good health habits, which are beneficial in one's academic and professional life. Interested students should contact the school's athletic department to obtain tryout dates and start times.

Athletic programs at Creighton University:

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Baseball (Men Only)
  • Crew (Women Only)
  • Softball (Women Only)
  • Volleyball (Women Only)

Acceptance Rate

73.71

Student to Faculty Ratio

11:1

History

Lipscomb University is a 4 year institution located in Nashville, TN. Founded by David Lipscomb and James A. Harding in 1891, the school was founded as a Bible college. Over the next 50 years the school grew, becoming a junior college, and in 1948 a university. Today Lipscomb University offers a liberal arts education along with spiritual guidance. Students of Lipscomb University are prepared spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically for life and eternity.

Academics

Lipscomb University offers undergraduate and graduate programs for a large number of majors. The school was ranked 18th in the US News and World Reports in its 2011 list of America's Best Colleges Regional Universities (South). Lipscomb University is dedicated to the intellectual development of its students as demanded by God.

Some programs available:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students wishing to attend Lipscomb University will have to complete and submit the application along with all pertinent information, recommendations, transcripts (high school or college) and ACT or SAT scores and set up an interview with an admissions officer.  After the application has been evaluated along with the interview the student will be notified if he or she has been admitted. Students interested in receiving financial aid should complete and submit the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and contact the financial aid office with any questions they may have.

Athletics

The Lipscomb University Bisons participate in a large number of sports. The school recently entered the NCAA Division 1 in the Atlantic Sun Conference. The school has an ongoing rivalry with the nearby Belmont University.

Sports Programs:

  • Basketball
  • Baseball/Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball
  • Soccer

Acceptance Rate

63.11

Student to Faculty Ratio

13:1

DU, a nonprofit private institution, offers a large number of degree programs, allowing students to choose which major is right for them. Located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the campus resides in an urban setting for students to study in. The Roman Catholic affiliation at the school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. Approximately nine thousand students enroll at DU annually.

Areas of study available at DU include:

  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences
  • Business And Marketing Studies

Students applying for admission are usually required to submit an application, transcripts, test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions staff. The majority of students admitted to DU have an SAT score between 1550 - 1810, or an ACT composite score within the range of 23 - 27. 70% of those students that apply are admitted to this school, of which 29% choose to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at duq.edu.

The cost of tuition is close to $32,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to use the school's net price calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. On-campus housing is available for students, which costs around $5,900 annually. DU may help with costs by offering financial aid for students that are eligible in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Duquesne University Dukes participate in a number of athletic programs, overseen by the NCAA. Athletic programs offered may include:

  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-AA)
  • Lacrosse (NCAA Division I-AA)

Contact information, academics information, areas of study offered, and more can be viewed on school's website at http://www.duq.edu.

Acceptance Rate

74.33

Student to Faculty Ratio

13:1

William Jewell College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and assists students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Liberty, MO, which is a predominantly suburban area. Approximately a thousand students are enrolled per year at William Jewell College. Areas of study available at William Jewell College include but are not limited to:

  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • History
The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. Most students accepted to this school have an SAT score within the range of 960 to 1270, or an ACT score within the range of 23 to 28. This school admits roughly 50% of applicants. Of those students admitted, around 15% of students enrolled. More information on admissions can be found at jewell.edu. The cost of undergraduate tuition is nearly $31,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better understand their cost of attendance. Housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is around $4,600. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. The William Jewell College "Cardinals" compete in a number of intercollegiate sports through participation in the NCAA. Available athletic programs offered:
  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division II)
  • Football (NCAA Division II)
Students who would like to learn more about William Jewell College may check out their website at www.jewell.edu.

Acceptance Rate

46.06

Student to Faculty Ratio

10:1

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for seven decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprising 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 38,000 alumni in 75 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College’s 31 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit sva.edu. PROGRAMS: All programs: Undergraduate Programs - 11 BFAs BFA Advertising BFA Animation BFA Cartooning BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects BFA Design BFA Film BFA Fine Arts BFA Illustration BFA Interior Design BFA Photography and Video BFA Visual & Critical Studies Graduate Programs - 20 master’s degrees MAT Art Education MFA Art Practice MPS Art Therapy MFA Art Writing MPS Branding MFA Computer Arts MA Curatorial Practice MFA Design MFA Design for Social Innovation MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism MPS Digital Photography MPS Directing MPS Fashion Photography MFA Fine Arts MFA Illustration as Visual Essay MFA Interaction Design MFA Photography, Video and Related Media MFA Products of Design MFA Social Documentary Film MFA Visual Narrative The School of Visual Arts (SVA) been authorized by the New York State Board of Regents (www.highered.nysed.gov) to confer the degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Fine Arts, and Master of Professional Studies. Specific programs in which these degrees are offered, and data required by the U.S. Department of Education on "Gainful Employment" for each program, may be found on sva.edu. SVA is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (msche.org), and is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (nasad.arts-accredit.org). The Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (accredit-id.org); the Art Therapy program is approved by the American Art Therapy Association, Inc.; and the Art Education program is accredited by the New York State Regents Accreditation of Teacher Education (RATE).

Acceptance Rate

71.13

Student to Faculty Ratio

8:1

Milwaukee School of Engineering provides a variety of educational opportunities for students to aid them in their growth and development. The school is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and operated as a private institution. Approximately 2,600 students are enrolled yearly at MSOE.

Students may pick from several areas of study, including but not limited to:

  • Engineering
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Engineering Technology
  • Communications And Journalism

Students applying for admission are generally asked to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken to apply to this school. Scores in a range of 24 - 29 on the ACT or 1150 - 1380 on the SAT are recommended to increase the chance of admission. This school accepts approximately 60% of students applying yearly. Of those applicants accepted, around 32% of students enrolled. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of tuition is nearly $34,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and that is why students should visit the school's net price calculator to identify their cost of attendance. Housing may be available for students that would like to live on-campus for around a cost of $5,500 each year. Financial aid may be offered to students that meet the necessary requirements.

The mascot for Milwaukee School of Engineering is the "Raiders", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the NCAA. Available sports offered:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division III)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division III)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
  • Golf (NCAA Division III)
  • Ice Hockey (NCAA Division III)

Students can visit the school's http://www.msoe.edu to see additional information.

Acceptance Rate

61.71

Student to Faculty Ratio

15:1

Eckerd College is a liberal arts college that offers an undergraduate education and helps students in developing important skills useful in pursuit of graduate education or employment. A liberal arts curriculum exposes students to a variety of topics and subjects. The school is located in Saint Petersburg, FL, which is a predominantly urban area. The Presbyterian Church affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and vision that defines the school. Enrollment at Eckerd College is nearly 2,300 yearly.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Psychology

The admissions process will begin with the submission of an application, transcripts, records, and standardized test scores, which are then evaluated by the admissions staff. An ACT or SAT exam may be required prior to applying, with scores within the range of 1010 - 1230 on the SAT and within the range of 22 - 28 for the ACT exam is typical among students admitted to Eckerd College. 68% of those who apply are accepted to this school, of which 20 percent choose to enroll.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is close to $38,000 per year. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and that is why students should use the school's price of attendance calculator to identify their costs. Housing may be available for students that want to live on-campus for around a cost of $5,300 each year. Students at this school may be eligible for aid which is typically loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

Athletic programs are available at Eckerd College through the NCAA, allowing students to compete in intercollegiate sports. Athletic programs available may include but not limited to:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division II)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division II)
  • Golf (NCAA Division II)
  • Soccer (NCAA Division II)
  • Softball (NCAA Division II)

Students may visit the school's http://www.eckerd.edu to view additional information.

Acceptance Rate

67.44

Student to Faculty Ratio

12:1

Seattle U. is a nonprofit private institution located in Seattle, WA and provides a large number of degree programs for students. The Roman Catholic affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and mission that defines the school. Enrollment at Seattle U. is nearly 7,800 yearly.

Areas of study available at Seattle University include but are not limited to:

  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Health And Clinical Professions
  • Education
  • Psychology

Students applying for admission are usually asked to submit an application, transcripts, standardized test scores and any requested application essays, which will then be reviewed by the admissions office. Students may provide either the ACT or SAT exam scores to be considered for admissions at Seattle U.. A score in a range of 1580 to 1890 on the SAT, or 24 to 28 for the ACT is usually submitted among admitted students. 71% of applicants are admitted to Seattle U., of which 20 percent choose to enroll. More information regarding admissions can be found here.

The cost of undergraduate tuition is approximately $36,000, but may change yearly. Students are encouraged to visit the school's tuition calculator to better understand their personal tuition costs. Student housing is available for students and costs around $9,900 annually. Students attending this school may be eligible for aid which is typically loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The Seattle U. Redhawks participate in a number of athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Available sports offered may include the following:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-AAA)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-AAA)

Students who wish to get more about Seattle University can check out their website at http://www.seattleu.edu.

Acceptance Rate

78.48

Student to Faculty Ratio

11:1

What Type of Education is Required to Become a Web Designer?

There are no licensure or degree requirements to become a web designer. That being said, employers prefer job applicants with a solid education and/or substantive work experience over other applicants. With a hyper-competitive marketplace in web design and web development, your best bet to land a job and move up in an organization starts with an investment in your education. In fact, over 80% of web designers had a formal college degree or professional certificate in web design or web development prior to entering the field per a recent survey by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Top Web Design Degrees

For students looking to take their career to the next level, there are a series of certificates and degrees you can earn from accredited colleges and universities.  The overview below includes the most common programs in web design and a brief description of each to help you make the best decision for your future.  Virtually every college has both online degrees in web design, on-site degrees, and/or hybrid programs to offer prospective students with the type of learning that works best for them.

Online Certificate in Web Design

An online certificate in web design can span from a six-month certificate to a 4-year certificate program.  The longer the program, the more involved the program will be and broader the curriculum.  For example, the less than one year career pathway certificate in web design provides students with the essentials of HTML, JavaScript, PHP, CSS, graphics applications, and authoring tools.  On the other hand, a four-year certificate in web design provides students with a deeper level of technical knowledge, visual communication skills, technical know-how, and professional readiness qualifications.

Online Associate Degree in Web Design

Online associate’s degrees in web design and web development are 2-year programs created to provide students with essential building blocks.  AA and AAS programs combine core web design courses with general education classes such as philosophy, psychology, and English to help students think differently about the world around them.   Degree specific curriculum will often include principles of user experience, web design, multimedia, computer hardware, software applications, and communication devices.  Graduates from an AAS or AA program can launch their career in web design or continue their education with a bachelor’s degree in web design.

Online Bachelor Degree in Web Design

The online bachelor’s degree in web design can be a Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Arts (BA), or Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA).  Bachelor degrees are 4-year programs covering the same classes as an AA or AAS program in a deeper fashion plus additional coursework not found in lower level degrees.  With a focus on technical skills, critical thinking, and communication skills, the online bachelor degree program is the most popular choice as nearly half of the practitioners surveyed by the Department of Labor hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  In terms of professional readiness, degree holders will be able to critically think about business problems, apply design acumen to produce quality results, and communicate ideas effectively.

Online Master Degree in Web Design

The online master’s degree program for web design and web development can come as a Master of Arts (MA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), or Master of Science (MS) degree.  Generally a master’s degree is a 1-2 program presuming all lower level prerequisites are met in advance.  Courses for master’s degree students are advanced courses to promote technical skills, problem solving, and design skills necessary to thrive in the web design space.  From upper-level classes in programming and user-experience to graphic design and digital capture, a master’s degree can make a substantive impact in your career trajectory.

What Colleges Offer Web Design?

Dozens of accredited colleges and universities from around the country offer web design certificate programs and degree programs. From small art academics to major universities, you can find a plethora of options by visiting the schools below or leveraging our proprietary matching portal to find specific schools that fit your goals and professional aspirations. Which college is best for you depends on your priorities, preferences, and goals. To help determine what is important to you in the college selection process, we created a much-acclaimed book titled The Complete Guide to the College Admission Process that can be downloaded here.

Educational Requirements for Web Designers

Though it is not necessary to have a post secondary education in this field, an education in design or web development is available, and often useful in procuring employment. Individuals may go to design schools, colleges, community colleges, or trade schools to receive an education in design and/or web programming, earning either an associate or bachelor's degree in the process. Though higher level degrees are available, they are rarely pursued by those looking to enter this field, and as such programs typically take between one and four years to complete. As the field begins to grow and develop, the necessity for at least a bachelor's degree is expected to become more common.

A curriculum may include:

  • HTML
  • XML
  • JAVA Implementation
  • Principles of Web Design
  • Commercial Design
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Employment Opportunities for Web Designers

Employment options in this field are many, and with the growth of technology and the speed of communication, much of the work may be performed remotely, particularly for individuals who work freelance. Others may choose to work for a design firm or maintain a specific company's website or family of sites. Due to the high demand of quality work and the need to present a strong presence on the web, growth in the field is expected to increase rapidly over the decade. Additionally, the increased interactivity with websites and the development potential of new technologies means that more opportunities are expected to spring forward as older sites are reworked to meet modern tastes.

What Does a Web Designer Do?

In a recent survey performed by the United States Department of Labor, professional web designers from around the country were asked questions about their jobs.  One of the most valuable pieces of data to come from the survey was the clustering of job duties performed by web designers.  A list of the top job responsibilities of a web designer include:

  1. Designing, building, and maintaining websites through the use of digital media, management tools, content creation tools, and various applications
  2. Performing, managing, and directing website updates
  3. Writing, designing, and editing content or managing the content creation process
  4. Meeting with upper management and website development teams to define the scope of a project, prioritize needs, resolve challenges, create content parameters, and effectively solve issues
  5. Backing up data files from websites to external hard drives, local directories, or cloud-based services to allow for instant recovery
  6. Securing a website and data through software, applications, and plug-ins
Where Do Web Designers Work?

A web designer can work in a number of different industries for a wide variety of employers.  In fact, web designers can work in public companies, private entities, non-profit organizations, and government agencies around the globe.  In terms of an industry or sector of business, a web designer can work in a public school district using the same basic skills as a designer working in a high rise office at Expedia.  The need for quality web designers stretches across all domains, in every sector of our economy and the need continues to grow as technology becomes more pervasive for users of all ages.

Top Skills of Web Designer

The top skills of a web designer will depend on the scope of the work and customer requirements of a project.  With that in mind, we have come up with a set of generally accepted skills most web designers will possess.  The top skills of a web designer or web developer include:

  • UX (User Experience)
  • SEO, SEM, Social Media
  • Coding: HTML, JavaScript, CSS
  • Design Software: Illustrator, Photoshop
  • Visual Design
  • Photo Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Animation
  • Digital Imaging
  • Content Management

Career Outlook in Web Design

The average salary of a web designer is nearly $78,000 annually. This is due to the amount of expertise and experience necessary to be able to construct and maintain a website, as well as having the secondary design background in order to ensure that the site is aesthetically pleasing while remaining functional. Another reason for the above average income expectation is the reliance on businesses both large and small on ensuring they maintain a web presence, resulting in salaries that reflect that necessity. This reliance is only expected to increase as the mobile space requires a secondary presence through smartphones and other devices. In fact, the BLS estimates a 27% growth in web designers in the coming decade which is over 4 times the national average growth rate for jobs during this time frame.

Top Employers of Web Designers

  • Computer Design 27,870
  • Information Technology 9,040
  • Advertising & Public Relations 6,830
  • Scientific & Technical Consulting 6,820
  • Management Consulting 6,370

States with the Highest Employment of Web Designers

  • California 22,650
  • Texas 11,410
  • New York 8,540
  • Florida 7,740
  • Illinois 5,230

Top Paying States for Web Designers

  1. Washington $90,260
  2. District of Columbia $86,730
  3. California $82,930
  4. New York $81,140
  5. Virginia $80,950

Individuals interested in web and digital design may also be interested in computer graphics, graphic design, or game and interactive media design.

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