Accredited Online Schools
The Art Institute of Pittsburgh has been around for more than 85 years. The U.S. Department of Education identifies it as being accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Higher Education. According to the AIP website, "The Art Institute of Pittsburgh – Online Division was launched in 2000."
The application fee is $50; the enrollment fee is $100; per credit hour, the school charges $470, as well as a $100 per course lab fee. Federal financial aid is available. This is also a great college for those who wish to take accelerated courses, as each class is completed within 5.5 weeks.
The bachelor's degree in graphic design is 180 total credit hours, with standard curriculum and a wide variety of program electives.
Herzing University is another great college where you can receive a bachelor of arts in graphic design through online learning. According to the U.S. Department of Education, it is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the Higher Learning Commission, and via special accreditation through the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools.
The application and enrollment fee is $25. Though the school's tuition per credit is comparable to other online colleges at $405 for most programs, course books are included in the price and there are no technology fees. To earn an online graphic arts degree through Herzing, you need to complete 124 total credit hours.
Something special to consider about Herzing's online graphic design program is the curriculum that allows students to become adept at print graphics, as well as developing skill in the field of web design.