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Design & Applied Arts at Auburn University

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Design & Applied Arts at Auburn University

If you plan to study design and applied arts, take a look at what Auburn University has to offer and decide if the program is a good match for you. Get started with the following essential facts.

Auburn is located in Auburn, Alabama and approximately 30,460 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 122 design majors received their bachelor's degree from Auburn.

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.

Auburn Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

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

Auburn Design & Applied Arts Rankings

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

Note: Rankings don't always give a complete picture of a school's strengths and weaknesses, so it's a good idea to extend your research and also look at other factors when trying to decide if the school is right for you.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The design major at Auburn 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 Focused Design & Applied Arts Doctor’s Degree Schools 3

In 2019, 21 students received their master’s degree in design from Auburn. This makes it the #20 most popular school for design master’s degree candidates in the country.

There were 4 students who received their doctoral degrees in design, making the school the #2 most popular school in the United States for this category of students.

Earnings of Auburn Design Graduates

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at Auburn is $34,800. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 13% higher than the national average of $30,900 for all design bachelor's degree recipients.

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Design Student Demographics at Auburn

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

Auburn Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

73% Women
12% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 122 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in design from Auburn in 2019, 27% were men and 73% were women.

Auburn Gender Breakdown of Design & Applied Arts Bachelor's Degree Grads

About 85% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at Auburn 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 Auburn University with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Auburn University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 4
Black or African American 6
Hispanic or Latino 5
White 104
International Students 3
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Auburn Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

71% Women
10% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 21 design majors earned their master's degree from Auburn. Of these graduates, 29% were men and 71% were women.

Auburn 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 Auburn University with a master's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Auburn University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 6
International Students 13
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Auburn also has a doctoral program available in design. In 2019, 4 students 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 AL, the home state for Auburn University.

Occupation Jobs in AL Average Salary in AL
Professors 3,180 $36,330
Graphic Designers 1,610 $46,960
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 730 $65,560
Interior Designers 550 $57,780
Photographers 480 $39,360

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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