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Design & Applied Arts at American University

If you are interested in studying design and applied arts, you may want to check out the program at American University. The following information will help you decide if it is a good fit for you.

The American University is located in Washington, District of Columbia and approximately 14,311 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 9 students received a bachelor's degree in design from The American University.

Want to know more about the career opportunities in this field? Check out the Careers in Design & Applied Arts section at the bottom of this page.

The American University Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design
  • Master’s Degree in Design

The American University Design & Applied Arts Rankings

Each year, College Factual ranks design programs across the country. The following shows how The American University performed in these rankings.

Note: Although rankings can help you see some information about a school, it's not a good idea to depend on them alone. Be sure to check out other things about the school before making your decision to attend.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The design major at The American University is not ranked on College Factual’s Best Colleges and Universities for Design & Applied Arts. This could be for a number of reasons, such as not having enough data on the major or school to make an accurate assessment of its quality.

Ranking Type Rank
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Graduate Certificate Schools 9
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Graduate Certificate Schools 11
Best Design & Applied Arts Schools 14
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Master’s Degree Schools 65

In 2019, 6 students received their master’s degree in design from The American University. This makes it the #65 most popular school for design master’s degree candidates in the country.

Design Student Demographics at The American University

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the design majors at American University.

The American University Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

56% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 9 design students who graduated with a bachelor's degree in 2018-2019 from The American University, about 44% were men and 56% were women. The typical design bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% men. So male students are more repesented at The American University since its program graduates 11% more men than average.

The American University Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 67% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at The American University are white. This is above average for this degree on the nationwide level.

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at American University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 3
White 6
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

The American University Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

17% Women
33% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 6 students graduated with a master's degree in design from The American University. About 83% were men and 17% were women. Nationwide, master's degree programs only see 33% men graduate in design each year. The American University does a better job at serving the male population as it supports 50% more men than average.

The American University Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Master's Degree Grads

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from American University with a master's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at American University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 3
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

The American University also has a doctoral program available in design. In 2019, 0 student graduated with a doctor's degree in this field.

Careers That Design Grads May Go Into

A degree in design can lead to the following careers. Since job numbers and average salaries can vary by geographic location, we have only included the numbers for DC, the home state for American University.

Occupation Jobs in DC Average Salary in DC
Graphic Designers 1,690 $71,180
Art Directors 760 $78,270
Interior Designers 580 $79,230
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 490 $100,590

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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