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Missouri is home to 138 Title IV degree-granting institutions. A Title IV school is eligible for federal financial aid programs based on five requirements. They (1) have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, (2) have been in business for at least two years, (3) have signed a participation agreement with the Department, (4) grant an associate's degree or higher, and (5) offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length.
Many Title IV colleges in Missouri have excellent art and design programs—including graphic design. The graphic design programs offered through these schools are high on the list of the nation’s best graphic design programs. Some are expensive, while others are considered affordable. Fortunately, thanks to Title IV status, students have access to a variety of financial aid programs.
Continue reading to find out which Missouri schools offer graphic design programs and what you can expect to pay.
Most Expensive Missouri Graphic Design Schools
Least Expensive Missouri Graphic Design Schools
University of Missouri, St. Louis – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $8, 052, nonresidents $20, 409 (based on 12 credit hours per semester) for the 2015-2016 school year.
Missouri State University, Springfield – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $7, 060, nonresidents $13, 930 (based on 30 credit hours); Graduate residents $5, 500, nonresidents $10, 108 (based on 18 credit hours) for the 2015-2016 school year.
Missouri Western State University, St. Joseph – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $6, 206, nonresidents $11, 704; Graduate residents $5, 660 (based on 9 credit hours per semester), nonresidents $10, 340 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $5, 550, nonresidents $9, 816 (based on 12 credit hours per semester); Graduate residents $5, 256, nonresidents $9, 288 (based on 9 credit hours per semester) for the 2014-2015 school year.
University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg – Tuition Cost: Undergraduate residents $5, 115, nonresidents $10, 231 (based on 12 credit hours per semester) for the 2014-2015 school year.
Missouri Graphic Design Scene
Missouri is home to 34, 510 professionals working in Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media occupations. An impressive 4, 400 are graphic designers averaging $46, 360 per year. The state's graphic designers typically work at creative agencies, web design firms, and publishers.
Just a few employment options include:
- 2e Creative, St. Louis
- Element Eleven, Nixa
- Fuse Advertising, St. Louis
- Hub & Spoke, Columbia
- Kochan & Company, St. Louis
- Reactor Design Studio, Kansas City
- Sugar Design Studio, Springfield
- Vietti Marketing Group, Springfield
While employment opportunities can be found throughout Missouri, some of the best opportunities can be found in major cities. Missouri’s top five largest cities are Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Independence, and Columbia.