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Design & Applied Arts at Art Center College of Design

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Design & Applied Arts at Art Center College of Design

Every design and applied arts school has its own distinct culture and strengths. We've pulled together some statistics and other details to help you see how the design program at Art Center College of Design stacks up to those at other schools.

Art Center College of Design is located in Pasadena, California and approximately 2,249 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 216 students received a bachelor's degree in design from Art Center College of Design.

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.

Art Center College of Design Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

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

Art Center College of Design Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the design progam at Art Center College of Design compares to programs at other colleges and universities.

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 Art Center College of Design 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 Bachelor’s Degree Schools 12
Best Design & Applied Arts Master’s Degree Schools 18
Best Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 18
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Schools 20
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 20
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Master’s Degree Schools 22
Best Design & Applied Arts Schools 24
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Schools 33
Most Popular Design & Applied Arts Master’s Degree Schools 45

In 2019, 10 students received their master’s degree in design from Art Center College of Design. This makes it the #45 most popular school for design master’s degree candidates in the country.

How Much Do Design Graduates from Art Center College of Design Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at Art Center College of Design is $49,900. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 61% higher than the national average of $30,900 for all design bachelor's degree recipients.

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Design Student Demographics at Art Center College of Design

Take a look at the following statistics related to the make-up of the design majors at Art Center College of Design.

Art Center College of Design Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

69% Women
62% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 216 design majors earned their bachelor's degree from Art Center College of Design. Of these graduates, 31% were men and 69% were women.

Art Center College of Design Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

Prospective students may be interested in knowing that this school graduates 28% more racial-ethnic minorities in its design bachelor's program than the national average.*

The following table and chart show the race/ethnicity for students who recently graduated from Art Center College of Design with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Art Center College of Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 100
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 24
White 36
International Students 44
Other Races/Ethnicities 11

Art Center College of Design Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

80% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 10 students who earned a master's degree in Design & Applied Arts from Art Center College of Design in 2018-2019, 20% were men and 80% were women.

Art Center College of Design 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 Art Center College of Design with a master's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Art Center College of Design
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 0
International Students 9
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Art Center College of Design 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 CA, the home state for Art Center College of Design.

Occupation Jobs in CA Average Salary in CA
Graphic Designers 29,320 $61,100
Multimedia Artists and Animators 10,760 $87,960
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 9,710 $115,460
Interior Designers 8,460 $68,440
Art Directors 7,620 $127,630

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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