Best Graphic Design Colleges in California

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We have created a 2019 ranking of the best colleges in California that offer Graphic Design degrees to help you find a school that fits your needs. Each school's ranking is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. In addition, you can view our entire list of all 87 Graphic Design schools located within California. We also provide reviews, facts, and questions and answers for schools on our site and offer you access to get valuable information from colleges and universities today.

Best Graphic Design Colleges in California for 2019

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Chapman University Orange, CA

Chapman University offers 1 Graphic Design Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 29 students graduated in the study area of Graphic Design with students earning 29 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 24 Reviews
2 California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Pomona, CA

California State Polytechnic University-Pomona offers 2 Graphic Design Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 61 students graduated in the study area of Graphic Design with students earning 61 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
3 San Jose State University San Jose, CA

San Jose State University offers 1 Graphic Design Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 26 students graduated in the study area of Graphic Design with students earning 26 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 64 Reviews
4 Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA

Point Loma Nazarene University offers 2 Graphic Design Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 13 students graduated in the study area of Graphic Design with students earning 13 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 20 Reviews
5 California State University-Fresno Fresno, CA

California State University-Fresno offers 1 Graphic Design Degree program. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 35 students graduated in the study area of Graphic Design with students earning 35 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
6 Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA

Art Center College of Design offers 1 Graphic Design Degree program. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 64 students graduated in the study area of Graphic Design with students earning 64 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
7 La Sierra University Riverside, CA

La Sierra University offers 2 Graphic Design Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of Graphic Design with students earning 5 Bachelor's degrees.

8 Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA

Fresno Pacific University offers 1 Graphic Design Degree program. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 5 students graduated in the study area of Graphic Design with students earning 5 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
9 California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA

California State University-Sacramento offers 2 Graphic Design Degree programs. It's a large public university in a large city. In 2015, 38 students graduated in the study area of Graphic Design with students earning 38 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
10 Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA

Academy of Art University offers 4 Graphic Design Degree programs. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 136 students graduated in the study area of Graphic Design with students earning 73 Bachelor's degrees, 32 Master's degrees, 31 Associate's degrees.

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School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Chapman University Chapman University Orange, CA
5/5
14 : 1 8,305
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Pomona, CA
2/5
31 : 1 23,717
San Jose State University San Jose State University San Jose, CA
2/5
31 : 1 32,773
Point Loma Nazarene University Point Loma Nazarene University San Diego, CA
5/5
18 : 1 3,663
California State University-Fresno California State University-Fresno Fresno, CA
2/5
27 : 1 24,136
Art Center College of Design Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA
5/5
10 : 1 2,133
La Sierra University La Sierra University Riverside, CA
5/5
16 : 1 2,476
Fresno Pacific University Fresno Pacific University Fresno, CA
5/5
13 : 1 3,342
California State University-Sacramento California State University-Sacramento Sacramento, CA
2/5
31 : 1 30,284
Academy of Art University Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA
4/5
22 : 1 13,800
Concordia University-Irvine Concordia University-Irvine Irvine, CA
5/5
24 : 1 4,505
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
5/5
22 : 1 2,814
Sierra College Sierra College Rocklin, CA
1/5
42 : 1 18,218
Dominican University of California Dominican University of California San Rafael, CA
5/5
11 : 1 1,863
California College of the Arts California College of the Arts San Francisco, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,975
De Anza College De Anza College Cupertino, CA
1/5
51 : 1 22,512
Otis College of Art and Design Otis College of Art and Design Los Angeles, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,160
Pacific Union College Pacific Union College Angwin, CA
5/5
17 : 1 1,555
Santa Monica College Santa Monica College Santa Monica, CA
1/5
45 : 1 30,615
Notre Dame de Namur University Notre Dame de Namur University Belmont, CA
5/5
16 : 1 1,855
Foothill College Foothill College Los Altos Hills, CA
1/5
47 : 1 15,448
Golden West College Golden West College Huntington Beach, CA
1/5
49 : 1 12,093
Mt San Antonio College Mt San Antonio College Walnut, CA
1/5
45 : 1 28,991
Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa Junior College Santa Rosa, CA
1/5
37 : 1 22,411
California Institute of the Arts California Institute of the Arts Valencia, CA
5/5
8 : 1 1,448

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Additional Graphic Design Degree Facts for California Schools

California Schools offering online Graphic Design degrees

Online Graphic Design degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 136 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Graphic Design degrees. If you are interested learning more about getting a degree online, check out our page dedicated to online degree information.

Certificate
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Doctoral
School Name Certificate Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctoral
Academy of Art University 0 31 73 32 0
Mt Sierra College 0 0 17 0 0
San Bernardino Valley College 3 9 0 0 0
Foothill College 0 8 0 0 0
San Joaquin Delta College 0 6 0 0 0
How many California schools offer online Graphic Design degrees?
  • 2 Certificates
  • 4 Associate's
  • 4 Bachelor's
  • 1 Master's

What Graphic Design degree programs were earned in California?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 73 Colleges 633 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 34 Colleges 599 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 43 Colleges 348 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 3 Colleges 41 Graduates
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