Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) is ranked Number One for its Graphic Design programs by US News & World Report 2009. RISD is a member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD) - a non-profit consortium of 36 leading art schools in the US. The school offers the degrees of B.F.A., B.G.D., and M.F.A. in Graphic Design.

Cranbrook Academy of Art is ranked 2nd nationally for Graphic Design (tied second with Yale University). Its Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program is ranked among the Top 4 in the country. It offers the Master of Fine Arts degree in 2-D Design, 3-D Design, Ceramics, Fiber, Metalsmithing, Photography, Print Media, Painting, and Sculpture and the Master of Architecture.

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is ranked in the Top 4 for its Graphic Design programs. It offers a 120-credit Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree in Graphic Design and MFA Program in Design/Visual Communications. VCU Fine Arts program is ranked as the 1st public university of arts and design in the nation and 4th among public & private institutions.

Some of the leading Graphic Design Schools in the US:
  • Academy of Art College
  • Academy of Entertainment Technology
  • Arizona State University
  • Art Center College of Design
  • Art Institute of Colorado
  • Art Institutes International Minnesota
  • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
  • Auburn University
  • Bemidji State University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Center for Electronic Art
  • Central Connecticut State University
  • Cleveland Institute of Art
  • The Colorado Institute of Art
  • Columbia College Chicago
  • Columbus College of Art and Design
  • Cranbrook Academy of Art
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • International Academy of Merchandising and Design (Chicago)
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Kansas City Art Institute
  • Massachusetts College of Art
  • Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD)
  • Mississippi State University
  • Northern Illinois University
  • New York Institue of Technology
  • Parsons School of Design (New York)
  • Pratt Institute
  • Purdue University
  • Rochester Institute of Technology
  • San Francisco State University
  • Savannah College of Art and Design
  • U of the Arts
  • U of Bridgeport
  • U of Cincinnati
  • U of Illinois at Chicago
  • U of Michigan
  • U of Notre Dame
  • U of Wisconsin at Stout
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Virginia Marti College of Fashion and Art
  • Western Michigan University
  • Western Washington University
  • Yale School of Art
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek
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