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Design & Applied Arts at Ball State University

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Design & Applied Arts at Ball State University

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

Ball State is located in Muncie, Indiana and approximately 22,443 students attend the school each year. In 2019, 23 design majors received their bachelor's degree from Ball State.

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.

Ball State Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

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

Online Classes Are Available at Ball State

If you are a working student or have a busy schedule, you may want to consider taking online classes. While these classes used to be mostly populated by returning adults, more and more traditional students are turning to this option.

Are you one of the many who prefer to take online classes? Ball State offers distance education options for design at the following degree levels:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

Ball State Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the design progam at Ball State 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 Ball State 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 Master’s Degree Schools 77
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 482

In 2019, 5 students received their master’s degree in design from Ball State. This makes it the #72 most popular school for design master’s degree candidates in the country.

Design Student Demographics at Ball State

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

Ball State Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

96% Women
9% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 23 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in design from Ball State in 2019, 4% were men and 96% were women.

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

About 91% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at Ball State 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 Ball State University with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Ball State University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 21
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 0

Ball State Design & Applied Arts Master’s Program

80% Women
20% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 5 students who earned a master's degree in Design & Applied Arts from Ball State in 2018-2019, 20% were men and 80% were women.

Ball State 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 Ball State University with a master's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Ball State University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 2
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Ball State 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 IN, the home state for Ball State University.

Occupation Jobs in IN Average Salary in IN
Graphic Designers 3,740 $45,030
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 2,030 $68,070
Interior Designers 1,090 $42,610
Photographers 800 $35,460
Commercial and Industrial Designers 660 $65,520

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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