Best Colleges with Illustration Degrees in the U.S.

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If you are seeking a degree in Illustration, you'll find there is a large range of degrees that can be earned. A major in Illustration 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 Illustration 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 Illustration degree below along with a look at schools that offer online degrees in Illustration.

The Best Illustration Colleges of 2017

Rank School Name Location Description   Rating
1 Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA

Savannah College of Art and Design offers 2 Illustration Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 274 students graduated in the study area of Illustration with students earning 213 Bachelor's degrees, and 61 Master's degrees.

Based on 12 Reviews
2 Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI

Rhode Island School of Design offers 1 Illustration Degree program. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 90 students graduated in the study area of Illustration with students earning 90 Bachelor's degrees.

3 School of Visual Arts New York, NY

School of Visual Arts offers 2 Illustration Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 153 students graduated in the study area of Illustration with students earning 134 Bachelor's degrees, and 19 Master's degrees.

4 Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA

Art Center College of Design offers 1 Illustration Degree program. It's a small private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 110 students graduated in the study area of Illustration with students earning 110 Bachelor's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews
5 Northeastern University Boston, MA

Northeastern University offers 1 Illustration Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 1 students graduated in the study area of Illustration with students earning 1 Bachelor's degree.

Based on 48 Reviews
6 Syracuse University Syracuse, NY

Syracuse University offers 2 Illustration Degree programs. It's a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 23 students graduated in the study area of Illustration with students earning 22 Bachelor's degrees, and 1 Master's degree.

Based on 60 Reviews
7 Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD

Maryland Institute College of Art offers 4 Illustration Degree programs. It's a small private university in a large city. In 2015, 87 students graduated in the study area of Illustration with students earning 73 Bachelor's degrees, 14 Master's degrees.

8 George Washington University Washington, DC

George Washington University offers 1 Illustration Degree program. It's a large private university in a large city. In 2015, 4 students graduated in the study area of Illustration with students earning 4 Certificates degrees.

Based on 28 Reviews
9 Pratt Institute-Main Brooklyn, NY

Pratt Institute-Main offers 2 Illustration Degree programs. It's a medium sized private university in a large city. In 2015, 59 students graduated in the study area of Illustration with students earning 54 Bachelor's degrees, and 5 Associate's degrees.

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

Fashion Institute of Technology offers 3 Illustration Degree programs. It's a medium sized public university in a large city. In 2015, 137 students graduated in the study area of Illustration with students earning 83 Associate's degrees, 44 Bachelor's degrees, and 10 Master's degrees.

Based on 4 Reviews

List of Illustration 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
Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, GA
5/5
22 : 1 11,861
Rhode Island School of Design Rhode Island School of Design Providence, RI
5/5
10 : 1 2,481
School of Visual Arts School of Visual Arts New York, NY
5/5
9 : 1 4,408
Art Center College of Design Art Center College of Design Pasadena, CA
5/5
10 : 1 2,133
Northeastern University Northeastern University Boston, MA
5/5
15 : 1 19,940
Syracuse University Syracuse University Syracuse, NY
5/5
18 : 1 21,789
Maryland Institute College of Art Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore, MD
5/5
8 : 1 2,197
George Washington University George Washington University Washington, DC
5/5
17 : 1 26,212
Pratt Institute-Main Pratt Institute-Main Brooklyn, NY
5/5
11 : 1 4,784
Fashion Institute of Technology Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY
2/5
21 : 1 9,565
The New School The New School New York, NY
5/5
11 : 1 10,344
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
5/5
15 : 1 16,639
Virginia Commonwealth University Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
3/5
14 : 1 30,918
Brigham Young University-Provo Brigham Young University-Provo Provo, UT
2/5
24 : 1 33,469
Academy of Art University Academy of Art University San Francisco, CA
4/5
22 : 1 13,800
St John's University-New York St John's University-New York Queens, NY
5/5
24 : 1 20,877
Lesley University Lesley University Cambridge, MA
5/5
17 : 1 5,067
University of Hartford University of Hartford West Hartford, CT
5/5
12 : 1 6,912
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis College of Art and Design Minneapolis, MN
5/5
13 : 1 796
Columbus College of Art and Design Columbus College of Art and Design Columbus, OH
5/5
10 : 1 1,140
University of New Haven University of New Haven West Haven, CT
5/5
18 : 1 6,786
Arcadia University Arcadia University Glenside, PA
5/5
14 : 1 3,984
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth North Dartmouth, MA
3/5
20 : 1 8,916
The University of the Arts The University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA
5/5
8 : 1 1,876
Suffolk University Suffolk University Boston, MA
5/5
18 : 1 7,922

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Getting an Illustration Degree Online

Schools offering online Illustration degrees

Online Illustration degrees are available at a variety of different schools with as many as 214 degrees earned at the most popular school. Read more below about all schools that have offered online Illustration 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 34 116 64 0
Savannah College of Art and Design 0 0 0 61 0
Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design 0 0 34 0 0
How many schools offer online Illustration degrees?
  • 1 Certificates
  • 2 Associate's
  • 2 Bachelor's
  • 2 Master's

What degrees do people get in Illustration?

Degree Level Program Length Colleges Graduates
Associate's 2-year Length 14 Colleges 148 Graduates
Bachelor's 4-year Length 62 Colleges 1,918 Graduates
Certificates < 1 year Length 23 Colleges 23 Graduates
Master's 1+ years Length 8 Colleges 174 Graduates

Illustration Degree Overview

When it comes to choosing a Illustration degree, getting a traditional degree is very prevalent. The most normal path for those earning a degree in Illustration can presume a standard two to four years to earn a degree. The most commonplace Illustration degree earned was a bachelor's degree and it also has the widest range of school possibilities as well. The second most popular Illustration degree that people get is a master's degree which goes to show a focus on higher learning. This suggests that the degree requires dedication to schooling and you may want to seek more than a four year time commitment. Although a certificate is offered at some schools, getting a certificate is not very common. With your goals in mind, look for the Illustration degree that can match your flexibility and needs in addition to finding a school with the right opportunities for you to earn that degree.

Average cost of college for a Illustration degree

Average Tuition and Fees for a 2 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$4,030 Public In-State
$14,806 Private In-State
$7,202 Public Out-of-State
$14,806 Private Out-of-State

Average Tuition and Fees for a 4 year Degree

Average Tuition and Fees School Control Student Residence
$8,567 Public In-State
$29,951 Private In-State
$19,943 Public Out-of-State
$29,951 Private Out-of-State
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