Accredited Online Web Design Schools and Degree Programs

Students can earn a highly respected online Web design degree by searching for institutions that are nationally accredited. There are no accrediting agencies for Web design specifically, since most institutions incorporate Web design curricula into their graphic design or computer science programs. The resources and school directory tool below will help you locate online or campus-based programs focused on Web design.

  • Accreditation Agencies
  • Career Options
  • Notable Schools

Accreditation Agencies


Career Options

Web design graduates can apply to a wide range of creative art and technology jobs, since your academic background prepares you for both of these industries. Here are some of the most common roles Web design graduates pursue.

Job Title National Employment Mean Hourly Wage Mean Annual Wage
Web Developer 102,940 $31.78 $66,100
Information Security Analyst 72,670 $42.93 $89,290
Graphic Designer 279,200 $20.92 $43,500
Computer Network Architect 137,890 $45.19 $94,000
Software Developers 586,340 $44.85 $93,280

Figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

Notable Schools

Picking a school can be a daunting task, especially when considering the sheer number of accredited colleges there are across the nation. Our database below can help with narrowing down your options for your specific program. In addition, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most notable online and campus-based schools offering degrees in this subject to help you begin your school search.


The following list includes schools that offer undergraduate Web design programs you can take fully online. Many of these schools also give you the option to take part of or all of your courses on campus.

Champlain University

Burlington, Vermont / Online

The U.S. News and World Report distinguishes this school as No. 14 in northern regional colleges and top “Up-and-Comer college.” The majority of undergraduate degree holders have found employment a year after graduation, with 88% reporting that their jobs are related to their career goals. The bachelor’s of science degree in Web design and development at Champlain University focuses on SEO metrics, usability, and content publishing.

Southern New Hampshire University

Manchester, New Hampshire / Online

This college is recommended by the U.S. News and World Report on the list of top Regional Universities (North). Prospective graduate students can earn their master’s degree in IT and Web Design from SNHU, focusing on online client applications and network databases.

Campus Only

The following colleges are home to some of the most distinguished Web design programs in the nation. Keep in mind that these institutions only offer Web design programs on campus.

Dakota State University

Madison, South Dakota

The U.S News and World Report lists Dakota State University as a top regional school in the Midwest, and it ranks No. 30 in national public schools. This college is known for its rural location and smaller class sizes, with 55.9% of courses containing 20 students or less. The Web design and production program at DSU places an emphasis on site structures and collaborative projects.

Davenport University

Grand Rapids, Michigan

This college appears on the U.S. News and World Report‘s list of top regional colleges in the Midwest, emphasizing small class environments with a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1 and 75.2% of classes containing 20 students or less. The Web design and development degree program at Davenport University is part of the computer information systems department, focusing on technical skills such as Web authoring applications and java programming.

American University

Washington D.C.

American University is a private college featured on the U.S. News and World Report list of Top National Universities. Their bachelor’s program in graphic design places an emphasis on Web and coding curricula, with courses such as Digital Media Design and Web Programming.