Best Graphic Design Colleges for 2012

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Selecting the right graphic design college can make all the difference between success and failure when it comes to finding a good job after you graduate. While there’s bound to be more than just one school that will meet your needs, you should thoroughly evaluate a school’s curriculum, faculty, facilities, student body and career placement record before enrolling in a graphic design program. Ultimately, you want to find a school that provides a good match between your interests, abilities and future career aspirations. Below you’ll find our editor’s pics for the best graphic design colleges in the United States.

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Graphic Design College Rankings

1Rhode Island School of Design – Providence, RI
2Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA
3Yale University – New Haven, CT
4Carnegie Mellon University – Pittsburgh , PA
5Cranbrook Academy of Art – Bloomfield Hills, MI
6School of Visual Arts – New York, NY
7Maryland Institute College of Art – Baltimore, MD
8California Institute of the Arts – Valencia, CA
9Pratt Institute – Brooklyn, NY
10California College of the Arts – San Francisco, CA
11School of the Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago, IL
12Rochester Institute of Technology – Rochester, NY
13University of Cincinnati – Cincinnati, OH
14New School–Parsons School of Design – New York, NY
15Minneapolis College of Art and Design – Minneapolis, MN


College rankings based on editor generated composite of major ranking indices.

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