Best Web Design Programs: List of Top Schools

Web designers use graphic design, programming and web content to create and manage websites. Find out about some of the best schools that offer web design programs. Get ranking, degree program and course option information.

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Discover two highly ranked, regional universities, including one faith-based institution, where you can earn a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in web design. Both schools offer programs that are interdisciplinary in nature, where you'll learn to apply both creative and technical skills to website construction. One school is also located close to numerous professional opportunities in the field. Read on for more specific information.

Top Schools for Web Design

1. Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California

U.S. News & World Report ranked Santa Clara University second among regional universities in the West in 2011. The campus is located in Silicon Valley, giving students access to a large collection of web design firms. Classes in the B.S. in Web Design and Engineering program are drawn from the communication, sociology and applied ethics departments. Other courses include web programming, graphic design and advanced writing.

2. Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas

Harding University is a Christian liberal arts school ranked 20th among regional universities in the South by U.S. News & World Report in 2011. The school's B.S. in Web Design and Interactive Media teaches the communication, graphic design, marketing, business and programming skills needed to create websites. Coursework also includes theory of interactive media, e-learning, e-commerce and web development. Harding is located about 50 miles northeast of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Good Schools with Programs in Web Design

College/University Name Distinction Location
DePaul UniversityOffers web design as part of its graphic design major Chicago, IL
Drexel UniversityThe school's digital media program, which includes web design, was established in 1998 Philadelphia, PA
Duquesne University Named to Washington Monthly's 2013 list of Best Bang for the Buck schools among national universities Pittsburgh, PA
Purdue UniversityOffers a flexible curriculum so students can tailor it to their interests in the field West Lafayette, IN
Tulane University of LouisianaRanked #52 among national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2014New Orleans, LA
University of California - Santa CruzStudents in the Certificate in Web and Interactive Media Design program have access to fully equipped labs for hands-on learning Santa Cruz, CA
University of North Carolina at Asheville New media majors have access to specialized lab facilities that include computers, industry-standard software programs, printers, and audiovisual equipment Asheville, NC
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Ranked #30 among national universities by U.S. News & World Report in 2014 Chapel Hill, NC
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