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Graphic Design in Maryland

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Schools Offering Graphic Design Programs in Maryland

Around 0.1% of Maryland's graduates graduate from graphic design degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 102 graphic designers graduate from Maryland's 9 graphic design schools.

Top Schools

Maryland Institute College of Art, which is located in Baltimore, is the top-ranked school in Maryland that has a graphic design program. It received a ranking of 32nd in the country in 2010. In 2010, 66 students graduated from Maryland Institute College of Art's graphic design program. Tuition at Maryland Institute College of Art was $35,690 per year.

The second-ranked school in Maryland with a graphic design program is Frostburg State University, which is located in Frostburg. In 2010, it was ranked 42nd nationwide. Tuition at Frostburg State University was $6,904 per year.

Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus, which is located in Hagerstown, is the third-ranked school in Maryland that has a graphic design program. It received a ranking of 79th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus graduated 15 students from its graphic design programs. Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus charged in-state students $15,103 in tuition fees per year.


If you choose to attend a Maryland graphic design school, average tuition will be $8,931 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $2,899 per year to $35,690 per year. The highest tuition rates in 2010 at Maryland graphic design schools were charged at the following schools:

  1. Maryland Institute College of Art - located in Baltimore, students are charged $35,690 per year
  2. Kaplan University-Hagerstown Campus - located in Hagerstown, students are charged $15,103 per year
  3. Frostburg State University - located in Frostburg, students are charged $6,904 per year

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

  1. Carroll Community College - located in Westminster, students are charged $2,899 per year
  2. The Community College of Baltimore County - located in Rosedale, students are charged $2,996 per year
  3. Cecil College - located in North East, students are charged $3,010 per year

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

The highest percentage of graphic design graduates in Maryland pursue careers as a graphic designer. In 2010, there were 3,930 graphic designers working in Maryland. The following counties have the largest number of Maryland graphic designers:

  1. Anne Arundel County - 1,980 graphic designers
  2. Frederick County - 1,210 graphic designers
  3. Washington County - 120 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 6,470 graphic designers working in the Maryland then.


On average, a graphic designer earns a salary of $52,920 per year in Maryland state. However, this number is only an average. graphic designers in Maryland had varying salaries from $22,150 to $94,490 per year in 2010. The counties in Maryland with the highest average salary for a graphic designer are:

  1. Frederick County - $61,280 per year
  2. St. Mary's County - $55,720 per year
  3. Anne Arundel County - $48,580 per year

The following counties in Maryland have the lowest average salaries for graphic designers:

  1. Somerset County - $34,350 per year
  2. Washington County - $42,970 per year
  3. Caroline County - $45,370 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in graphic design in Maryland 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 Maryland
  • Bachelor's Degree in Graphic Design in Maryland
  • Master's Degree in Graphic Design in Maryland
  • Certificate in Graphic Design in Maryland

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
Graphic Designers 3,930 $52,920 5.1%

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