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Design & Applied Arts at Charleston Southern University

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Design & Applied Arts at Charleston Southern University

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 Charleston Southern University stacks up to those at other schools.

CSU is located in Charleston, South Carolina and approximately 3,477 students attend the school each year. In the 2018-2019 academic year, 22 students received a bachelor's degree in design from CSU.

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.

CSU Design & Applied Arts Degrees Available

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design

CSU Design & Applied Arts Rankings

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

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 CSU 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 215
Best Value Design & Applied Arts Schools 285

How Much Do Design Graduates from CSU Make?

The median salary of design students who receive their bachelor's degree at CSU is $29,000. Unfortunately, this is lower than the national average of $30,900 for all design students.


Design Student Demographics at CSU

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

CSU Design & Applied Arts Bachelor’s Program

64% Women
23% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
For the most recent academic year available, 36% of design bachelor's degrees went to men and 64% went to women. The typical design bachelor's degree program is made up of only 33% men. So male students are more repesented at CSU since its program graduates 3% more men than average.

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

About 73% of those who receive a bachelor's degree in design at CSU 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 Charleston Southern University with a bachelor's in design.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Design & Applied Arts Majors at Charleston Southern University
Race/Ethnicity Number of Students
Asian 0
Black or African American 3
Hispanic or Latino 0
White 16
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

CSU 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 SC, the home state for Charleston Southern University.

Occupation Jobs in SC Average Salary in SC
Graphic Designers 2,050 $45,790
Art, Drama, and Music Professors 800 $61,680
Photographers 630 $42,090
Interior Designers 530 $47,680
Commercial and Industrial Designers 400 $81,570


*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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