Texas is home to 252 Title IV degree-granting schools. This is the fourth largest number of Title IV schools in the U.S. Many of the state’s Title IV schools are among the best in the nation and because they have Title IV status, these institutions are eligible for federal financial aid programs. This means, even the most expensive schools are accessible to students with financial need.
To earn Title IV status, a school must meet five requirements established by the U.S. Department of Education. The school must (1) have accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, (2) grant an associate's degree or higher, (3) offer a program of at least 300 clock hours in length, (4) be in business for at least two years, and (5) sign a participation agreement with the Department.
A number of Title IV schools in Texas offer excellent art and design programs. This includes graphic design. Just a few include McMurry University in Abilene, Baylor University in Waco and the University of Houston. Continue reading to find out which Texas schools offer animation programs and how much you can expect to pay.
Most Expensive Texas Graphic Design Schools
Texas Christian University (TCU), Fort Worth – Tuition Information: Undergraduate $40,630 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Baylor University, Waco - Tuition Information: Undergraduate $36,360 for the 2015-2016 school year.
McMurry University, Abilene - Tuition Information: Undergraduate $25,588 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Schreiner University, Kerrville - Tuition Information: Undergraduate $23,386 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Least Expensive Texas Graphic Design Schools
Lamar University, Beaumont - Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $9,700, nonresidents $21,206 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Sam Houston State University, Huntsville - Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $8,494 (12 credit hours per semester), nonresidents $17,182 (12 credit hours per semester); Graduate residents $8,090, nonresidents $16,778 for the 2015 – 2016 school year.
Angelo State University (ASU), San Angelo - Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $7,802, nonresidents $18,662 for the 2015-2016 school year.
Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls - Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $7,752 (based on 15 credit hours per semester), nonresidents $18,612 (based on 15 credit hours per semester) for the 2014-2015 school year.
University of Houston, Houston - Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $7,320-$7,800 (12 credit hours per semester), nonresidents $19,080-$19,560 (12 credit hours per semester), for academic year 2016.
University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA), Edinburg - Tuition Information: Undergraduate residents $6,134, nonresidents $17,182 for the 2014-2015 school year.
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Texas Graphic Design Scene
Texas is home to 110,390 professionals working in Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations. Of this group, 11,780 are salaried graphic designers earning an average salary of $45,530 per year. They work in advertising, public relations, web design, and more. Just a few employment options include:
- Avrea Foster, Dallas
- Brierley+Partners, Plano
- Calise Partners, Dallas
- Camelot Communications, Dallas
- Firehouse, Inc., Dallas
- GSD&M, Austin
- LEVELTWO Advertising, Dallas
- The Loomis Agency, Dallas
- Moroch Partners, Dallas
- Publicis Hawkeye, Dallas
- Slingshot, Dallas
- Southwest Media Group, Dallas
- SPM Communications
- Sq1, Dallas
- The Richards Group, Dallas
Texas is home to at least 10 cities with a population over 250,000, including three with a population of more than 1 million. Each city has its own unique art and culture scene. As you may have guessed, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin, and Fort Worth are the largest and trendiest cities, so a large number of opportunities can be found in these areas. However, other major cities such as El Paso, Arlington, Corpus Christi, Plano and Laredo are well worth exploring. Several smaller cities such as Lockport, La Grange, Kerrville (home of Schreiner University) and Galveston may offer a few opportunities as well.
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