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Design & Applied Arts at California University of Pennsylvania

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Design & Applied Arts at California University of Pennsylvania

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

Cal U is located in California, Pennsylvania and has a total student population of 6,885. Of the 1,119 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from California University of Pennsylvania in 2021, 15 of them were design and applied arts majors.

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.

Cal U Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design

Cal U Design & Applied Arts Rankings

The following rankings from College Factual show how the design progam at Cal U 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 Cal U 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 Bachelor’s Degree Schools 395

How Much Do Design Graduates from Cal U Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at Cal U is $25,264. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $32,733 for all design students.


Design Student Demographics at Cal U

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

Cal U Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

47% Women
27% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Of the 15 students who graduated with a bachelor’s in design from Cal U in 2021, 53% were men and 47% were women. The typical design bachelor's degree program is made up of only 32% men. So male students are more repesented at Cal U since its program graduates 21% more men than average.


About 73% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at Cal U 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 California University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor's in design.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 1
Hispanic or Latino 2
White 11
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Cal U also has a doctoral program available in design. In 2021, 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 PA, the home state for California University of Pennsylvania.

Occupation Jobs in PA Average Salary in PA
Graphic Designers 8,710 $53,050
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 5,050 $80,740
Photographers 1,740 $34,790
Interior Designers 1,510 $57,730


*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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