Graphic Design in Minnesota

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Schools Offering Graphic Design Programs in Minnesota


Each year, roughly 0.1% of Minnesota students graduate with degrees in graphic design. Thus, Minnesota's 18 graphic design schools put out approximately 233 graphic designers each year.

Top Schools

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, which is located in Minneapolis, is the top-ranked school in Minnesota that has a graphic design program. It received a ranking of 14th in the country in 2010. no students graduated with a degree in graphic design from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010. Students at University of Minnesota-Twin Cities paid $12,288 per year in tuition fees.

Concordia College at Moorhead, which is located in Moorhead, is the second-ranked school in Minnesota that has a graphic design program. It received a ranking of 69th in the country in 2010. 0 students graduated with degree in graphic design from Concordia College at Moorhead in 2010. Concordia College at Moorhead charged in-state students $27,160 in tuition fees per year.

Northwestern College, which was ranked 69th nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Minnesota that has a graphic design program. It is located in Saint Paul. In 2010, Northwestern College graduated 24 students from its graphic design programs. The tuition rate at Northwestern College was $24,570 per year.

Cost

Tuition at Minnesota's graphic design schools ranges from $27,160 per year to $4,630 per year. But, the average tuition is $14,181 per year. The Minnesota graphic design schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Concordia College at Moorhead - located in Moorhead, students are charged $27,160 per year
  2. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota - located in Winona, students are charged $26,090 per year
  3. Northwestern College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $24,570 per year

The graphic design schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Minnesota were:

  1. Hennepin Technical College - located in Minneapolis, students are charged $4,630 per year
  2. Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College - located in Saint Paul, students are charged $4,719 per year
  3. Mesabi Range Community and Technical College - located in Virginia, students are charged $4,844 per year

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

Most people who graduate from graphic design school in Minnesota go on to work as a graphic designer. In 2010, there were 5,160 graphic designers working in Minnesota. The largest populations of Minnesota graphic designers are working in the following counties:

  1. Anoka County - 4,090 graphic designers
  2. Becker County - 260 graphic designers
  3. Brown County - 250 graphic designers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of graphic designers is expected to grow by 4% by 2018. There are projected to be 5,630 graphic designers working in the Minnesota then.

Salary

A graphic designer in Minnesota makes an average of $45,640 per year. In 2010, however, some Minnesota graphic designers earned as little as less than $19,350 per year or as much as more than $74,620 per year. The counties in Minnesota with the highest average salary for a graphic designer are:

  1. Anoka County - $48,120 per year
  2. Dodge County - $44,290 per year
  3. Benton County - $42,060 per year

The Minnesota counties with the lowest average salary for graphic designers are:

  1. Big Stone County - $31,440 per year
  2. Aitkin County - $31,890 per year
  3. Becker County - $32,480 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in graphic design in Minnesota and to compare salaries with various related fields such as computer animation or graphic design, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

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

  • Associate's Degree in Graphic Design in Minnesota
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design in Minnesota
  • Certificate in Graphic Design in Minnesota

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
6,383 miles from location University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Minneapolis MN 86.0842 32% 51,659
6,385 miles from location Capella University Minneapolis MN 13.5598 66% 31,998
6,386 miles from location Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis MN 9.36602 n/a 10,618
6,391 miles from location Hennepin Technical College Minneapolis MN 14.4772 n/a 6,395
6,429 miles from location Rasmussen College-Minnesota Saint Cloud MN 18.1322 n/a 6,070
6,377 miles from location Saint Paul College - A Community and Technical College Saint Paul MN 13.6942 n/a 6,010
6,309 miles from location Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Winona MN 27.8242 32% 5,565
6,472 miles from location Ridgewater College Willmar MN 19.0395 n/a 4,318
6,425 miles from location South Central College Mankato MN 14.452 n/a 4,091
6,380 miles from location Northwestern College Saint Paul MN 29.2202 43% 3,070
6,545 miles from location Concordia College at Moorhead Moorhead MN 31.2569 32% 2,811
6,385 miles from location The Art Institutes International Minnesota Minneapolis MN 25.5297 100% 2,008
6,344 miles from location Mesabi Range Community and Technical College Virginia MN 18.3825 n/a 1,737
6,386 miles from location Dunwoody College of Technology Minneapolis MN 20.7351 30% 1,546
6,380 miles from location Brown College Saint Paul MN 20.8408 n/a 1,096
6,423 miles from location Bethany Lutheran College Mankato MN 25.229 46% 646
6,398 miles from location Minnesota School of Business-Elk River Elk River MN n/a n/a 335
6,377 miles from location College of Visual Arts Saint Paul MN 20.0322 59% 186
 

Curious what studying Graphic Design gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Graphic Designers + 5,160 $45,640 18.3%
 

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