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

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