Norfolk, VA (population: 234,477) has two graphic design schools within its city limits. ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk, the highest ranked school in the city with a graphic design program, has a total student population of 1,134. It is the 4218th highest ranked school in the USA and the 84th highest in the state of Virginia (#1 is Washington and Lee University). To learn more about graphic design programs in Norfolk, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of graphic design professors at ITT Technical Institute such as Vedat Aksoy, Michael Bauer, and Jason Villafranka.
Graphic Design students from Norfolk schools who go on to become graphic designers, animation designers, fashion designers, web designers, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 200,870 people working as graphic designers alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $47,820.
Norfolk lies in Norfolk county, which is one of the 61 counties in Virginia. Overall, the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News-NC area has 735,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.9% unemployment rate, $19.28/hr average worker wage, and a $40,100 average annual salary.
Of the 2 graphic design schools in Norfolk, only 1 has a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, ITT Technical Institute-Norfolk comes out as the most expensive ($22,793/yr) for graphic design students, with Tidewater Community College as the lowest, reported at only $4,175/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Norfolk|
|Virginia Beach||VA||439,564||9||17.32||116||16.7 miles|
|Newport News||VA||182,057||4||29.3064||58||18.6 miles|
|Highland Springs||VA||-||1||3.25189||0||73.9 miles|