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Design & Applied Arts at Chapman University

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Design & Applied Arts at Chapman University

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

Chapman is located in Orange, California and approximately 9,850 students attend the school each year. Of the 1,717 students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Chapman University in 2019, 18 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.

Chapman Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design

Chapman Design & Applied Arts Rankings

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

Note: While rankings may be a good starting point when you're researching a school, they don't necessarily highlight all of a school's strengths. Don't forget to check out the other details that are available for a school to see if it has what you're looking for in a program.

Bachelor’s Degree Overall Quality & Other Notable Rankings

The design major at Chapman 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
Best Value Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 212
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools 376
Most Focused Design & Applied Arts Schools 739

How Much Do Design Graduates from Chapman Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at Chapman is $48,600. This is great news for graduates of the program, since this figure is 57% higher than the national average of $30,900 for all design bachelor's degree recipients.


Design Student Demographics at Chapman

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

Chapman Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

72% Women
6% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
During the 2018-2019 academic year, 18 design majors earned their bachelor's degree from Chapman. Of these graduates, 28% were men and 72% were women.

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

About 83% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at Chapman 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 Chapman University with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Chapman University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 15
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Chapman 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 Chapman University.

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


*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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