Annually released student outcomes data show that online visual arts school Sessions College for Professional Design (sessions.edu) continues to stay ahead of the pack with graduation rates and other metrics that meet or exceed the national averages.
According to the NCES, the national average graduation rates for 2-year colleges across all sectors is 29%. Two year colleges, which include a broad mix of community colleges, state schools, and career schools, generally provide associate degree and certificate programs to a population of first-time degree seekers and adult learners seeking career education.
With a 2016 graduation rate of 52%, the Sessions College Associate of Occupational Studies program is 20 points higher than the national average graduation rate, which includes classroom and online programs. In addition, Sessions Associate Degree graduates reported a high rate of employment success. Through third party employment verification, 86% of Sessions College Associate Degree graduates reported being employed after graduation, with over 73% of them employed in a creative field.
Comments Sessions College CEO Doris Granatowski: "As an institution recognized by GDUSA as a 2017 Top Graphic Design School, we applaud the success of our students graduating from these very rigorous 72-credit fully online programs." According to Granatowski, the online program's graduation and employment rates are interconnected: "Our graduates are career ready and are able to demonstrate their skill set with a professional portfolio. They are now fierce competitors in the design industry."
Since 1997, Sessions College for Professional Design has been a leader in online education, offering accessible and affordable education to prepare future art and design professionals.
In the Associate Degree program, which has majors in Graphic Design, Web Design, Digital Photography, Illustration and more, students immerse themselves in a real-world, project based curriculum and interact with faculty of industry-leading artists and designers who provide invaluable critiques on their design work. Students have access to a robust career center with rich information on creative careers, industry insights, and professional resources.
Sessions graduates are employed by companies that include: Marvel Entertainment, CBS, IBM, Princeton University Press, Fidelity Investments, University of Maryland, and The Washington Post.
About Sessions College
Sessions College offers accredited arts online degree and certificate programs as well as individual courses. Its mission is to prepare art and design professionals for successful careers by providing the highest quality of online design education. Students gain a thorough training in the technical, creative, and critical-thinking skills that are required for a fast-changing industry.