Graphic Design in Ohio

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Schools Offering Graphic Design Programs in Ohio

Around 0.1% of Ohio's graduates graduate from graphic design degree programs every year. Thus, Ohio's 27 graphic design schools put out approximately 377 graphic designers each year.

Top Schools

The top-ranked school in Ohio with a graphic design program is Ohio University-Main Campus, which is located in Athens. In 2010, it was ranked 27th nationwide. In 2010, Ohio University-Main Campus graduated 16 students from its graphic design program. The tuition rate at Ohio University-Main Campus was $9,603 per year.

Cedarville University, which was ranked 31st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Ohio that has a graphic design program. It is located in Cedarville. 16 students graduated with degree in graphic design from Cedarville University in 2010. Students at Cedarville University paid $23,500 per year in tuition fees.

Ashland University, which was ranked 31st nationwide in 2010, is the third-ranked school in Ohio that has a graphic design program. It is located in Ashland. In 2010, 2 students graduated from Ashland University graphic design program. Students at Ashland University paid $27,412 per year in tuition fees.


Tuition at Ohio's graphic design schools ranges from $32,922 per year to $2,537 per year. But, the average tuition is $14,964 per year. The Ohio graphic design schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Cleveland Institute of Art - located in Cleveland, students are charged $32,922 per year
  2. Ashland University - located in Ashland, students are charged $27,412 per year
  3. Lake Erie College - located in Painesville, students are charged $25,674 per year

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

  1. Cuyahoga Community College District - located in Cleveland, students are charged $2,537 per year
  2. Columbus State Community College - located in Columbus, students are charged $2,958 per year
  3. North Central State College - located in Mansfield, students are charged $3,114 per year

A graphic design degree from an Ohio school... what next?

Most people who graduate from graphic design school in Ohio go on to work as a graphic designer. In 2010, there were 7,760 graphic designers working in Ohio. The following counties have the largest number of Ohio graphic designers:

  1. Delaware County - 1,870 graphic designers
  2. Dearborn County - 1,730 graphic designers
  3. Cuyahoga County - 1,640 graphic designers

Projected Growth

According the US Bureau of Labor Statistics the number of graphic designers is expected to grow by 6% by 2018. There are projected to be 11,090 graphic designers working in the Ohio then.


On average, a graphic designer earns a salary of $42,940 per year in Ohio state. In 2010, however, some Ohio graphic designers earned as little as less than $15,740 per year or as much as more than $80,290 per year. The counties in Ohio with the highest average salary for a graphic designer are:

  1. Delaware County - $49,430 per year
  2. Dearborn County - $46,620 per year
  3. Cuyahoga County - $41,740 per year

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

  1. Adams County - $28,770 per year
  2. Allen County - $31,310 per year
  3. Mahoning County - $32,920 per year

More Information

Take a look at the graphs and charts below for additional Ohio 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 Ohio
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design in Ohio
  • Certificate in Graphic Design in Ohio

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
5,795 miles from location Cuyahoga Community College District Cleveland OH 9.90183 n/a 29,807
5,854 miles from location Columbus State Community College Columbus OH 11.6792 n/a 28,539
5,783 miles from location University of Akron Main Campus Akron OH 24.4078 n/a 25,959
5,803 miles from location Ohio University-Main Campus Athens OH 73.0214 35% 22,647
5,778 miles from location Stark State College of Technology Canton OH 12.024 n/a 12,476
5,824 miles from location Ashland University Ashland OH 61.3225 22% 6,300
5,825 miles from location Central Ohio Technical College Newark OH 10.8453 n/a 4,350
5,837 miles from location North Central State College Mansfield OH 9.94322 n/a 3,595
5,896 miles from location Cedarville University Cedarville OH 68.5434 32% 3,102
5,851 miles from location Ohio Dominican University Columbus OH 21.9484 20% 3,052
5,828 miles from location Mount Vernon Nazarene University Mount Vernon OH 26.4062 48% 2,622
5,937 miles from location College of Mount St. Joseph Cincinnati OH 26.649 37% 2,324
5,744 miles from location Belmont Technical College Saint Clairsville OH 8.81065 n/a 2,172
5,815 miles from location University of Rio Grande Rio Grande OH 21.2168 n/a 2,096
5,786 miles from location Notre Dame College Cleveland OH 25.1801 29% 1,872
5,774 miles from location Lake Erie College Painesville OH 52.405 39% 1,131
5,932 miles from location Defiance College Defiance OH 53.0151 24% 1,070
5,917 miles from location Kaplan College Dayton OH 19.1197 n/a 801
5,921 miles from location The Art Institute of Ohio-Cincinnati Cincinnati OH 20.7266 100% 725
5,850 miles from location Bradford School Columbus OH 26.5179 n/a 657
5,896 miles from location Davis College Toledo OH 19.5449 80% 527
5,791 miles from location Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland OH 24.7972 31% 507
5,930 miles from location Antonelli College Cincinnati OH 22.4426 n/a 445
5,931 miles from location Art Academy of Cincinnati Cincinnati OH 19.4532 66% 187
5,930 miles from location Miami-Jacobs Career College-Sharonville Cincinnati OH 16.9764 100% 158
5,898 miles from location Herzing University Toledo OH n/a n/a 149
5,928 miles from location The Art Institute of Cincinnati Cincinnati OH 32.0448 41% 44

Curious what studying Graphic Design gets you?

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

Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Graphic Designers + 7,760 $42,940 14.0%

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