Graphic Design in Massachusetts

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Schools Offering Graphic Design Programs in Massachusetts

Approximately 0.2% of graduates in of Massachusetts receive graphic design degrees every year. That means an estimated 378 graphic designers graduate from Massachusetts' 24 graphic design schools each year.

Top Schools

Boston University, which is located in Boston, is the top-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a graphic design program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 40 students graduated from Boston University's graphic design program. Students at Boston University paid $39,864 per year in tuition fees.

Northeastern University, which is located in Boston, is the second-ranked school in Massachusetts that has a graphic design program. It received a ranking of 18th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 60 students graduated from Northeastern University graphic design program. Northeastern University charged in-state students $36,792 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Massachusetts with a graphic design program is Massachusetts College of Art and Design, which is located in Boston. In 2010, it was ranked 33rd nationwide. 35 students graduated with degree in graphic design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010. The tuition rate at Massachusetts College of Art and Design was $9,000 per year.


If you are hoping to attend one of Massachusetts' graphic design schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $19,695 per year, though tuition can range from $39,864 per year to $3,624 per year. The Massachusetts graphic design schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Boston University - located in Boston, students are charged $39,864 per year
  2. Northeastern University - located in Boston, students are charged $36,792 per year
  3. School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston - located in Boston, students are charged $31,465 per year

The lowest tuition rates at Massachusetts graphic design schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Cape Cod Community College - located in West Barnstable, students are charged $3,624 per year
  2. North Shore Community College - located in Danvers, students are charged $3,720 per year
  3. Massasoit Community College - located in Brockton, students are charged $3,720 per year

A graphic design degree from a Massachusetts school... what next?

Most people who graduate from graphic design school in Massachusetts go on to work as a graphic designer. If you decide to work as a graphic designer in Massachusetts, you will be joining the ranks of approximately 5,530 Massachusetts graphic designers as of 2010. In Massachusetts, the largest numbers of graphic designers work in the following counties:

  1. Bristol County - 3,650 graphic designers
  2. Hartford County - 560 graphic designers
  3. Middlesex County - 510 graphic designers

Projected Growth

The government projects that by 2018, the number of graphic designers in the state of Massachusetts will grow to 8,140. This would require a 3% growth in the profession.


A graphic designer in Massachusetts earns $52,170 per year on average. However, this number is only an average. graphic designers in Massachusetts had varying salaries from $18,290 to $88,650 per year in 2010. The counties in Massachusetts with the highest average salary for a graphic designer are:

  1. Middlesex County - $57,960 per year
  2. Franklin County - $49,440 per year
  3. Essex County - $49,187 per year

On average, graphic designers earns the least in the following Massachusetts counties:

  1. Worcester County - $36,930 per year
  2. Barnstable County - $40,250 per year
  3. Berkshire County - $47,430 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Massachusetts statistics regarding a career in graphic design and to compare salaries with a variety of related fields such as computer animation or graphic design.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Graphic Design in Massachusetts
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design in Massachusetts
  • Master's Degree in Graphic Design in Massachusetts
  • Certificate in Graphic Design in Massachusetts

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,267 miles from location Boston University Boston MA 85.9479 20% 31,960
5,266 miles from location Northeastern University Boston MA 82.4476 20% 27,537
5,255 miles from location Bridgewater State University Bridgewater MA 31.299 32% 10,774
5,251 miles from location University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth North Dartmouth MA 27.8038 32% 9,302
5,265 miles from location Suffolk University Boston MA 59.9395 16% 9,148
5,301 miles from location Quinsigamond Community College Worcester MA 10.7274 n/a 8,349
5,264 miles from location North Shore Community College Danvers MA 11.9872 n/a 7,968
5,257 miles from location Massasoit Community College Brockton MA 10.1667 n/a 7,941
5,337 miles from location Springfield Technical Community College Springfield MA 13.0038 n/a 6,782
5,315 miles from location Mount Wachusett Community College Gardner MA 10.945 n/a 4,761
5,218 miles from location Cape Cod Community College West Barnstable MA 8.73914 n/a 4,657
5,266 miles from location Curry College Milton MA 52.1152 19% 3,125
5,302 miles from location Assumption College Worcester MA 29.7589 17% 2,794
5,267 miles from location Emmanuel College Boston MA 61.4947 14% 2,454
5,267 miles from location Massachusetts College of Art and Design Boston MA 66.6578 38% 2,422
5,273 miles from location Merrimack College North Andover MA 30.19 18% 2,090
5,301 miles from location Becker College Worcester MA 17.8837 34% 1,758
5,274 miles from location Lasell College Auburndale MA 54.131 34% 1,672
5,267 miles from location The New England Institute of Art Brookline MA 26.5632 96% 1,615
5,307 miles from location Anna Maria College Paxton MA 53.6904 26% 1,589
5,269 miles from location Newbury College-Brookline Brookline MA 19.1819 n/a 994
5,266 miles from location School of the Museum of Fine Arts-Boston Boston MA 23.674 18% 754
5,259 miles from location Montserrat College of Art Beverly MA 20.4855 n/a 339
5,266 miles from location Gibbs College-Boston Boston MA 12.8284 n/a 158

Curious what studying Graphic Design gets you?

Check out the different options and how they're looking in Massachusetts

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Graphic Designers + 5,530 $52,170 12.2%

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