Best Colleges with Commercial Photography Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Commercial Photography, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Commercial Photography is a somewhat popular major and offered at a decent amount schools, all of which are listed below. Our 2018 ranking of the best colleges that offer Commercial Photography degrees is based on the compilation of our data from reliable government sources, student surveys, college graduate interviews, and editorial review. You can find more information about a Commercial Photography degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Commercial Photography.

The Best Commercial Photography Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH

Columbus State Community College offers 3 Commercial Photography Degree programs. It's a very large public college in a large city. In 2015, 359 students graduated in the study area of Commercial Photography with students earning 336 Certificates degrees, and 23 Associate's degrees.

2 The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division Pittsburgh, PA

The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division offers 3 Commercial Photography Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 287 students graduated in the study area of Commercial Photography with students earning 221 Associate's degrees, 35 Bachelor's degrees, and 31 Certificates degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
3 Appalachian State University Boone, NC

Appalachian State University offers 1 Commercial Photography Degree program. It's a large public university in a far away town. In 2015, 34 students graduated in the study area of Commercial Photography with students earning 34 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 32 Reviews
4 Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY

Fashion Institute of Technology offers 2 Commercial Photography Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large city. In 2015, 71 students graduated in the study area of Commercial Photography with students earning 40 Associate's degrees, and 31 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA

Savannah College of Art and Design offers 1 Commercial Photography Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city.

Based on 12 Reviews
6 Ohio University-Main Campus Athens, OH

Ohio University-Main Campus offers 1 Commercial Photography Degree program. It's a large public university in a far away town. In 2015, 7 students graduated in the study area of Commercial Photography with students earning 7 Master's degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
7 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH

Kent State University at Kent offers 1 Commercial Photography Degree program. It's a large public university in a large suburb. In 2015, 12 students graduated in the study area of Commercial Photography with students earning 12 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 60 Reviews
8 Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Indiana, PA

Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus offers 1 Commercial Photography Degree program. It's a large public university in a far away town. In 2015, 20 students graduated in the study area of Commercial Photography with students earning 20 Certificates degrees.

Based on 36 Reviews
9 Webster University Saint Louis, MO

Webster University offers 1 Commercial Photography Degree program. It's a medium sized private university in a large suburb.

Based on 32 Reviews
10 Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD

Maryland Institute College of Art offers 0 Commercial Photography Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city.

List of Commercial Photography Schools in the U.S.

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Degree Levels
  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Certificates
  • Doctoral
  • Master's
Program Length
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
Control Type
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Average tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Columbus State Community College Columbus State Community College Columbus, OH
2/5
40 : 1 25,983
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division Pittsburgh, PA
4/5
24 : 1 6,887
Appalachian State University Appalachian State University Boone, NC
2/5
17 : 1 17,932
Fashion Institute of Technology Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY
2/5
21 : 1 9,565
Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA
5/5
22 : 1 11,861
Ohio University-Main Campus Ohio University-Main Campus Athens, OH
3/5
26 : 1 29,157
Kent State University at Kent Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
3/5
25 : 1 30,067
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Indiana, PA
3/5
21 : 1 13,835
Webster University Webster University Saint Louis, MO
5/5
25 : 1 15,256
Maryland Institute College of Art Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD
5/5
8 : 1 2,197
Odessa College Odessa College Odessa, TX
2/5
30 : 1 5,473
Oakwood University Oakwood University Huntsville, AL
4/5
15 : 1 1,749
Cecil College Cecil College North East, MD
2/5
22 : 1 2,591
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Green Bay, WI
2/5
29 : 1 10,096
Ridgewater College Ridgewater College Willmar, MN
2/5
30 : 1 3,563
Iowa Central Community College Iowa Central Community College Fort Dodge, IA
2/5
29 : 1 5,634
CUNY LaGuardia Community College CUNY LaGuardia Community College Long Island City, NY
2/5
32 : 1 19,582
College of DuPage College of DuPage Glen Ellyn, IL
3/5
42 : 1 28,678
Mt Hood Community College Mt Hood Community College Gresham, OR
2/5
30 : 1 8,758
Minnesota State Community and Technical College Minnesota State Community and Technical College Fergus Falls, MN
2/5
36 : 1 6,391
Jefferson Community and Technical College Jefferson Community and Technical College Louisville, KY
2/5
34 : 1 12,138
College of Southern Nevada College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas, NV
2/5
42 : 1 33,313
Madison Area Technical College Madison Area Technical College Madison, WI
2/5
21 : 1 16,520
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis, MN
2/5
44 : 1 8,621
Owens Community College Owens Community College Perrysburg, OH
2/5
30 : 1 11,531

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Getting a Commercial Photography Degree Online

Schools offering online Commercial Photography degrees

Online Commercial Photography degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 359 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Commercial Photography 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
Columbus State Community College 43 23 0 0 0
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh-Online Division 31 221 35 0 0
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design 2 0 0 0 0
How many schools offer online Commercial Photography degrees?
  • 4 Certificates
  • 2 Associate's
  • 2 Bachelor's

What degrees do people get in Commercial Photography?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 71 Colleges 955 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 49 Colleges 533 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 92 Colleges 797 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 2 Colleges 7 Graduates

Commercial Photography Degree Overview

Researching a Commercial Photography degree you will find that obtaining a traditional degree is very typical. A degree in Commercial Photography will generally not require a vast amount of time investment and is regularly achieved in only a year or two. The most typical Commercial Photography degree earned was an associate's degree, however, schools more commonly offer a certificate. The second most popular Commercial Photography degree that people obtain is a certificate. While an associate's degree is slightly more popular, both are very typical options. Although a master's degree is offered at some schools, getting an advanced degree is not very common. At this point, it comes down to pinpointing the degree based on what your goals are by earning a degree in Commercial Photography. After that, the next steps will be to find the right school that offers that degree based on your flexibility and your needs.

Average cost of college for a Commercial Photography degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$4,783 Public In-State
$7,290 Public Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$6,173 Public In-State
$18,251 Private In-State
$14,294 Public Out-of-State
$18,251 Private Out-of-State
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