Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning, has included Otis College of Art and Design's BFA Graphic Design and MFA Graphic Design programs in its list of colleges assessed for 2022. The research identifies programs in the nation based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation.
Intelligent.com implemented a unique methodology that ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each university according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement. Researchers compared 704 programs from 2,900 universities and colleges across the United States.
Otis College of Art and Design offers flexible distance learning that appeals to busy adults or hybrid models that include on-campus and online formats. Experts at Intelligent.com assessed programs that help students enhance and develop advanced skills for a variety of in-demand positions.
“These rankings are extremely important to us. The department is dedicated to providing the best possible education to students—curriculum, top faculty, professional preparation, co-curricular activities, facilities, and international visiting artist series. The Intelligent.com’s rankings are validation that all of the work done in the classroom is seen and recognized,” says Kali Nikitas, Chair of both the BFA Communication Arts program, which includes Graphic Design as an area of emphasis, and the MFA Graphic Design program.
Studies show that obtaining a degree increases income substantially—degree holders earn 84% more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED. The percentage difference in earnings continues to grow with higher learning degrees such as masters, doctoral, or professional degrees, with the unemployment rate decreasing to as much as 1.1% for those with a doctorate.
Otis College of Art and Design has been recognized for the following degree programs:
Best Master's in Graphic Design Degree Programs | Ranked 3
Best Graphic Design Degree Programs | Ranked 11
Image: Work by Itsayana Campa (’21 MFA Graphic Design)