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Graphic Design Degrees

Education You Can Build On

Total Associate's Degree Credits Needed to Complete

91 Credits

Total Bachelor's Degree Credits Needed to Complete

180 Credits

Our ladder lets you reach higher.

Our "laddering" approach to education allows you to bolster your resume by earning your online Graphic Design Associate’s degree in the process of earning your online Graphic Design Bachelor’s degree. Then, once you’re ready, you can transfer those initial credits to complete your Bachelor’s degree. It’s both time- and money-saving. And, in 2019, Associate’s degree students transferred in an average of 26 credits.2 Don’t discard credits—make the most of them.

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A Curriculum Designed by Experience

Our instructors are accomplished design professionals who have received industry awards and accolades for their work. You’ll be exposed to immersive, hands-on scenarios that matter in your Graphic Design college courses. Class smarts, meet life smarts.

Design Skills Meet Life Skills

Employers look for designers with a well-rounded education. Students at all levels will cultivate six employer-valued transferable skills, or soft skills: critical thinking, digital fluency, information literacy, communication, diversity and teamwork, and ethics and professional responsibility. All six are strategically embedded into your coursework; they are integral to the work world.

Mariana, graphic designer

"I enjoy every part of my assignments and every challenge I face. It’s the feeling I get every time I sit down and start working."

Mariana
Student, School of Design

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  1. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, [career information accessed May 21, 2020] https://www.bls.gov/ooh/arts-and-design/graphic-designers.htm. BLS salary data represents national, averaged earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.
  2. 2019 Rasmussen University Credit Transfer Data, collected December 17, 2019. The average number of transfer credits will vary by student. Tuition savings information displayed here is based on the credit transfer data of incoming students who enrolled in a Rasmussen University program in 2019. Rasmussen University reserves the right to accept or deny credits according to policies outlined in the course catalog. Actual time to completion will be based upon transfer evaluation and eligibility.
  3. Completion time is dependent on transfer credits accepted and the number of courses completed each term.
  4. Estimated total program cost for a full-time student with no transfer of credit.
  5. Adobe®, Adobe® Photoshop® and Adobe® Lightroom® are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe® in the United States and/or other countries.
  6. Rasmussen University reserves the right to accept or deny credits according to policies outlined in the course catalog. Actual time to completion will be based upon transfer evaluation and eligibility.
  7. Savings calculated from students enrolled at Rasmussen University who utilized Flex Choice® Credit by Assessment, which were offered for no additional charge when taken concurrently with traditional courses from May 2014 to January 2018. When completed, assessments reduced the number of traditional courses students were required to complete as part of their program. From the launch of Flex Choice Credit by Assessment in May 2014 through January 2018, 8,297 courses have been completed. Calculation: 8,297 courses x 3.2 credits per course = 26,550 credits. Cost per credit $250 x 26,550 credits = $6,637,500 in savings in the last four years. Since January 2017, we’ve been charging $99 per attempt 10,280 attempts since January 2017 x $99 = $1,017,720 in revenue. $6,637,500 savings - $1,017,720 revenue = $5,619,780 saved.
  8. 2019 Graphic Design Associate’s and Bachelor’s Degrees Curriculum Design Summit included industry experts with approximately 200 years of design experience, collected November 20, 2019.
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